Monday, December 7, 2009
Is it time yet???
Today wasn't only about good weather. Over the past 3 weeks I have been pursuing an career opportunity that had somewhat fallen upon me. It was for a International Sales Director position. When I started the process I did it to learn about what it involved without a lot of thought. As the process went forward I became very intrigued with the position although it was a reach from a couple of technical skill sets for me. I was provided an opportunity to justify the gap and did it effectively. The process was a great experience to go through. I participated in 4 interviews that were more detailed that any I have ever done. In the end the client organization was stuck on wanting an individual that filled one particular skill, which quite honestly I dont have. I am pleased to have gone through the process, i am still gainfully employed in a position that is awesome. Thanks to those who gave me the input on the sales manager question a while back!
I started out today on my weekly goal. Last week I did a ton of swimming without any running. This week I am going to run 7 days in a row adding 1k to my run each day. If I do a day and add more, I then have set my new benchmark. As well as my runs I am going to do at least a couple of swim workouts and continue with the resistance training! As I am getting further into the training I am seeing where the resistance training will pay off. Although I hate that workout, I know it will help out in the long run!
Tonight I started out on the core/resistance training. As much as I hate it, when I start I love the intensity and grueling part of the workout! Now that I have put it out there, I guess I will have more opportunity to enjoy the feeling! I also had a great run. As I said, this week I am going to do 7 days. I started today with a short run(real short) 4k, but, my pace was decent, I was a 4:45-4:50. for me that is record setting running, something I could not do 4-5 months ago. It was a great way to start off my goal for the week.
I hope that your week has started off positive with new challenges to push your limits ! All I can say is embrace them, enjoy them and learn from the experience!