Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cold weather running

One of the best parts of running in the winter is running with the dogs! My parents' dog Mia and my sister's dog Henry love to run when it's cold and they don't get too overheated. Last week both of my sisters, my mom, me and the dogs went for a run on a bike trail and I did my best to document.

Mia is a little gray blur at the left of Mary's feet (Mary is in orange) and you can see Henry rarin' to go!

Story about this hat: Ryan was in St Louis for a weekend while I was shopping with my family in Lake of the Ozarks. We both bought my mom running hats for Christmas. I got the one we didn't give to her!

The little reflective bits on the back of Mary's hat look like Ninja eyes!

I couldn't get any pictures of the dogs while we were running...they're too fast, and they were too excited! But here's Henry coming in from the snow earlier this week:

And Mia in the snow!
Winter sucks, and I am SO READY for spring, but what is one of your favorite parts about the cold weather?

Side note: I am successfully back on the work-out wagon, thanks to a gym pass to the same gym my sister goes to! I shoot for 5 workouts a week, regardless of what they are--anything that takes 30 minutes counts, even if its a very leisurely elliptical session. Holding myself up to unreasonable expectations--6-7 workouts of set intensity--just set me up for failure.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Job

I don't think I ever told you guys about my new job! I started at the very end of October right when all the house craziness really hit.

I'm a marketing rep (ahem, "community liaison") for a wound care center in town. I travel in a 45 mile radius trying to talk physicians into sending patients to our practice, and I volunteer at area senior centers to have a friendly presence among our biggest demographic.

I have my bachelor's in Public Relations, so I'm actually doing what I went to school for! Which is weird, doing the stuff I read about in my textbooks. I'm the first marketing person my wound care center has ever had, so I have to be really creative and fill up my time. Which is sometimes easeir said than done. Since I'm the only marketing person, I work by myself pretty much all the time. Which is nice, because I don't have to collaborate, but it kind of sucks, because I can't collaborate.

It's kind of my first "grown up" job. I'm meeting tons of people and I think this is going to be a great thing to add to my resume.

Are you working in the field you went to school for/intended to work in? Have you ever started a new job in the midst of a major house renovation?