Today is my last day as the Manager of Research at my company! I’ve been training a really wonderful woman who will be taking over for me all week and I didn’t realize how exhausting it would be. I’ve only gotten two workouts in, which is sad because I’m saying goodbye to my “home away from home” box, Tamalpais CrossFit.
It’s kind of amazing how connected you can become to coaches and other athletes at a gym. I’ve been splitting my training from my boxes in Seattle (first StoneWay, now Emerald City) and this box for the last year and a half. It’s been wonderful to have Meshelle, Michael and Tommy as coaches, as they really know their stuff and have built such a strong and supportive community at their gym. I’ve always been amazed at how even though I’m not there all the time they remember my strengths and weaknesses and have helped me tremendously by teaching me proper technique and tips on how to get better. They’ve pushed me when I needed to be pushed and kept me in check when I’ve thought about biting off more than I could chew.
One of the hardest part about leaving my job is knowing that I won’t be working out with these folks anymore.
I have a lot to look forward to. This leap is what is best for my family, even though I keep asking my husband, are you ready to live with me full time? haha.
Photo by Jeremy Leffel
Obviously we got married and love each other a lot, but it’s kind of weird to think that we will see each other every day now, we’ve been doing this “I’ll see you on the weekends” thing for about a year and a half, and before that have only lived with each other full time for about three months. I’m of course afraid I will drive him crazy. We’re both making jokes about it, but I’m sure we’ll see ourselves through the growing pains and will love being with each other more than ever. I couldn’t even begin thinking about taking on the new challenge of running my own business without him being so supportive. I look forward to a little bit of downtime before gearing up for what will hopefully be a new career that blossoms into something wonderful for myself and my clients. In the meantime, when I’m not building a business from scratch, I’ll be crossfitting and running quite a bit to fill in the gaps. The goal is also to get pregnant, so hopefully I’ll have good news to share within the next year!
Here’s to peaceful departures and challenging new adventures!