Friday Reflections

Running goals come easy to me. Not accomplishing them but setting them. I am always striving to be better, striving to challenge myself and striving to set new limits for myself. I used to tell myself that feeling passionate in running was enough to translate into the rest of my life, but is it?

I feel like in my career I have been playing it safe. I haven’t found my niche yet or what I am truly passionate about but I don’t hate what I do. I love the people and I am pretty good at what I do, but lately I have been thinking about a new challenge for myself. Challenge: Approach my career the way I approach running. 

This could mean setting new goals in my current role and finding ways to continually motivate myself to do the best I can. Or this could mean taking risks, trying new things and finding what really makes me feel alive. I know that I want to be a coach but i have been hesitant to actually take a leap and dive in. However, I don’t want to live my life afraid, I want to take on my challenges first hand. So this year I plan on doing it, what is the worst thing that could happen, it doesn’t work out? Well at least I tried! 

It took me a while to figure out road race distances I like, to be honest I like them all. However, I think the marathon is one of my strongest. My soccer coach in high school used to say he would play me because he knew I would just keep running the whole game if I had to, and it’s true I have always had endurance. The longer the race the better. Still it took me years to really get competitive and want to see what I could do. Honestly it wasn’t until late 2016. Before that I just ran but didn’t have a method to my madness. I didn’t train or race with purpose. That is kind of how my career is currently. Although now I can’t stop striving for more in running and next I hope I can translate that to my career. 

 

Besides those thoughts that have been with me all week, a few Friday flashbacks. 

I had the best donuts ever this week from the Holy Donut in Portland Maine.


My favorite flavors dark chocolate sea salt and dark chocolate coconut!! 

 

My sister also visited this week so it was way better than my standard week. 


I also had my first girls on the run practice and it was so much fun!!! 

So although I am struggling to find the career path I desire, there are always things to be thankful for 🙂 

– Jules 

3 thoughts on “Friday Reflections

  1. I stumbled upon your blog through hungryrunnergirl’s and I think your latest marathon is really impressive. I’ve run a 3:55 marathon, but your marathon training journey makes me think a lower time in the 3 hour range could be possible!

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