Thursday, May 8, 2008

A New Beginning

Spring is here and new beginnings are happening all around us. Trees are blossoming, birds are setting up their new homes and Sarah has a new job!

Don't worry, I am still with the Running Room. It is so funny how things just seem to fall into place all at once.

We have been open and going strong for over seven weeks now and we love it! It is a great store and we have some great people coming out and running with us everyday. Our run clubs are packed and our practice sessions never have less than 20 people showing up.

I had called Bev, my manager, a few weeks ago asking that if I found someone to look after the kids, would I possibly be able to work some more hours. I can already hear what most of you are thinking. I would not look into this if it meant I would only be working to pay for the childcare. She asked me if I would be interested in taking on the Assistant Managers position instead. I was floored!

So after much soul searching I decided that I would take the position and I know that I have made the right decision. The reasoning behind why it was so hard is simply that I will now have to work on Sunday's. That was never in the plan, and it takes me away from Softball for half of the season. But I am more sure than ever that this will be the right decision in the future.

It is going to keep me accountable and keep my body accountable. I am now a major representative for this company and I need to make sure that I make a good impression. So running will become even more important in the future!

And who knows. If I do as good a job as I know I am going to do, someday I may become the manager of the store. And that would just become a dream come true.