Friday Free-For-All – 01/29/16

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I got my own office this week. Technically speaking, I am a receptionist, and generally, receptionists sit at a desk out in the middle of a reception area to, you know, receive guests and phone calls. But I do a lot of stuff other than answer phones, which requires some goddamn peace and quiet sometimes, which I don’t get sitting at a reception desk. So now, I have an office. With a door. I can sit in there on my lunch break and watch Netflix on my computer. Or nap. And when the HR team decides to have a standing meeting out in the lobby, next to what was once my desk, I can shut my door and get on with my work. WOO! My door still faces the reception area, and we have a webcam so I can see the front door and know when clients or vendors need help. But I. HAZ. OFFICE. I’ll try to remember to post some pictures once I’m a bit more settled in.

My friend from run club just decided to run the Vermont City Marathon with me. I am super pumped about this development. Ashley and I are very similar runners, in style, attitude, and pace, and we’re both just looking to finish our first marathons without any super lofty goals. It will be really nice to have a partner on race day, and hopefully for some of my longer training runs.

I am le tired.Β This is the first week of marathon training so far that I have completed all of my scheduled workouts. I have worked out 4 days in a row now (technically 6 if you count Sunday’s dance rehearsal, which backed up to Saturday’s long run), which is way more than I usually do. Today is rest day, and I don’t have rehearsal either, so I’m PUMPED. Hellooooo, Netflix! I’ll probably end up watching movies and drinking wine while baking snacks for Ben’s ski team’s meet tomorrow. Speaking of the ski meet…

I’m volunteering at Ben’s meet after my long run tomorrow. Ben’s team is hosting a meet, so he’s been running around all crazy and stressed for the last couple of weeks. Apparently, all of his skiers really want to meet me, and Ben needs help, so I’ll be waking up early to drop him off to catch the bus to the meet, running my long run of 8 miles, showering, eating, and then driving over to the meet to help out however I can. It’s going to be a long day, but it will be fun to see Ben in action.

Who else is pumped for Friday?

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16 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 01/29/16

  1. dgobs says:

    Hells yeah for getting an office!! πŸ˜€ I work in a cube farm, but have recently taken over an ex-coworker’s office because I need extra space for a project I’m working on. It’s in the basement and has no windows… and has no heat whatsoever… but it’s got a door and it’s pretty fab. I’m sooo happy it’s Friday! This weekend couldn’t come soon enough!!

  2. Run Away With Me says:

    Yay to your new office! I love having one, I don’t know how I lived without it! Also, it’s so exciting you have a buddy to run your marathon with! I may also be running mine with someone and I’m hoping it helps make those long 20 mile practice runs a bit easier.

    • DarlinRae says:

      It’s been so nice and relaxing having my own space. I didn’t realize just how much everyone was in my personal bubble until they weren’t anymore, haha! I hope you get a buddy for your training runs–it will be so nice!

  3. allisonfiorini says:

    SUPER PUMPED for Friday right here, sis! And CONGRATS on the new office. The best part is the part where you can nap. I sometimes nap during my prep in my classroom and it is an amazing thing. Game changer!

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