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Gonna blog it today!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

So much has been going on, blogging has been kind on the back burner lately. Writing much of anything anywhere has been on the back burner.

I had interviews with the Seattle/King County Department of Health Monday this week and the Washington County DHHS (Oregon) on Tuesday. I think both of the interviews went well. So now I am just waiting to see if I get a job offer in the first instance or a call for a 2nd interview in the latter. I don't know how this is going to go exactly, but I do feel like I will be moving soon. The coincidences and synchronicity surrounding all this has been really weird. Things just falling into place... I "feel" the movement, if that make any sense at all. My mind is just wrapped up thinking about what to pack and finding an apartment, etc. But the reality is that I don't know until I hear something.

So I am having to adopt what I am calling the Peace of Patience:


I have never been good at waiting and having patience with the process that must unfold in its own time. In the meantime, I try to breathe deep, swallow hard and run... run a lot.

I am really doing better at getting back on track after kind of a crappy summer. I was really sparked by about 10 days of 70 degree weather in Missouri in August... I was getting out and really enjoying it... but then August came back... we are currently humid and in the upper 90s, which means I cannot get out. I had a heat injury in 2007, so I am very heat sensitive. Despite all my complaints about cold runs this year, I would much prefer a cold run to a hot one.

So I had good week/bad week/good week... this being the 3rd one there. Despite just having the treadmill, I am making the best of it and working back up slowly from some great 6+ mile courses during the cool week. Part of what made last week so bad was my treadmill getting computer alzheimer's.... the nice tech guy helped me fix it, so all is well in my happy treadmill land again. Of course, after that, my fitbit lost its mind, but they are sending me a new one free as a replacement... that is customer service.

So I run, breathe, swallow hard and run... and do my best to practice the Peace of Patience.

I am also excited to be volunteering for the Heart of America marathon on Labor Day, right here in Columbia. Later in September, I will be volunteering for the Tough Mudder. I like giving back to those who have made my enjoyable runs happen. My last run in Columbia (if I get one of the jobs) will be either the College Ave. 1 miler or the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure. I am just waiting until later to sign up since I really don't know where I will be.

Saturday I am going to the Bethel MO World Sheep Festival! Wonderful wool and BAH!
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