Most of you know that I used to teach first grade. After I qualified for the Olympic Trials last January, many of my friends advised me to make the most of this amazing opportunity and to put all of my energy in to training for the trials. No regrets. After lots of number crunching, Matt and I decided that I could take a leave of absence from teaching and focus on my training. As much as I love my little firsties, I knew that I could not give 100% to both feats- training and teaching 28 kiddos- and that wouldn’t be fair for anyone. Who wants a haggard teacher who has been awake running since 3am? 😉
Enter my new job working at Sole Sports.
I love talking running all day. Lance and Karen, the owners of Sole Sports, have been so accommodating and supportive of my goals. They have given me great hours so that I am able to train twice a day, and they allow me to head up north to altitude on the weekends for training. I am so thankful for this awesome opportunity! Did I mention I get to work with really cool people, including my bestie T-low?
School at Wildfire Elementary begins today (!!) and I am so excited for my teacher friends and all of my prior students. This is my favorite time of year, the excitement of back to school, fall approaching! I know there will be many times I will miss teaching and the joy it put in my heart, but I am confident that for now, following my dreams is something I need to do. Go big or go home right?
Happy first day of school everyone!