Thursday, August 5, 2010

3 Things Thursday

Taking a cue from the Redhead and my girl Katie, I decided to go with a 3 Things Thursday post.  Well that, and I'm out of title ideas! :)

1.  Running is like a relationship.  Some days are easier than others.  I always used to tell my un-married friends that marriage takes a lot of work, but when you're with the right person it doesn't feel like "work."  I think that running holds that bit of truth, too.  Monday my run was awful.  Lasted 4 miserable miles on the treadmill for a recovery run before calling it quits.  Tuesday was more of the same, only 7 HOT WINDY miles outside with my knees screaming at me.  I scraped the speedwork and hoped just getting the miles in would help.  Yesterday though, the knees were angry but manageable and I lasted 9 decent miles with an average 7:56/mi pace.  I ran to the gym, 3 miles, ran 3 miles on the dreadmill and did a bazillion crunches and weights, then ran 3 miles home.  Yes, I was spent.  And it was a difficult HOT WINDY run again, but this time, it didn't feel like the previous two days.  Go figure.  Some days you win some, some days you don't.  I guess that's why we all keep coming back - those days where the "work" just feels so right.  I can happily say, my relationship with running is a lot like a marriage.

2.  I have a long run and a 10K trail race this weekend.  I'm more nervous about my 18 mile long run than the race.  I NEED to get my bootie up early and get it done so I don't have a complete 3 hour suffer fest like last Sunday.  I am going to make Friday a rest day and then bring it on Saturday!  I have high hopes...right now.  Sunday is a 10K trail race with some bloggy-local buddies of mine!  PunkRockRunner and Stacey are joining me and I'm hoping to really race this one.  It's the same organization who put on the 10K I won my AG in the beginning of the summer and the one I ran with Stacey just a few weeks ago.  They cap the entry at just 50 peeps a distance so it's easy if you really run it to walk away with some extra bling.  I need some bling right now - actually, my ego could really use it :)

3.  Finally, on a more personal note, I'm starting my own tax accounting firm next month!  Wow, I can't believe I wrote that out.  it's been a long time coming and I haven't actually put my notice in at the firm I'm at yet - so mum's the word with my boss :)  But I'm super excited to get out on my own.  I will have a schedule that is my own, I will have the ability to take on clients that interest me and I want to help, and above all, I will be my own boss.  I'm nervous as hell, so excited I could wet my pants, and can't wait to make it official.  So, in a shameless plug, if you or anyone you know needs help with taxes, personal and small business, bookkeeping or some financial advice, go on over and check out my new web page, Marathon Accounting & Taxes and drop me a line.  You like the name, no?  I'm so original :)  I've had this in the works for so long I can't believe it's almost official.  My dream is to be able to balance the company and a family at the same time.  Actually, my dream job would be able to own a Fleet Feet where I get to combine my love for business and running all in one - maybe some day :)

Thanks for listening to my shameless business plug - this was a huge step for me.  Have a wonderful Thursday peeps and Happy Running!

P.S. Check out this awesome giveaway on my new friend DC Rainmaker is having.  Just please, please don't enter - I want to win!

27 comments:

Jamoosh said...

Oh that's right - you were an AG Winner. Now I have expectations!

Congrats on the new biz - may it enable you to realize your dreams.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats and good luck on the new business.

I like your comparison of running to marriage

Katie said...

AHHH! so much exciting!! congrats babe- i am sure it will be all fantastic things! have fun this weekend, bring home that bling!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

You know for a 10K Hater, you sure run a lot of 10Ks. Just saying.

Yay for starting your own business. I know you will do great.

Morgan said...

Running = Relationship. So.True.

Good luck and congrats on the new business venture, I'm setting myself up as a consultant as we speak so I def know it takes a lot of time and work to get going.

Good luck this weekend! Rememeber: HYDRATE WELL AND OFTEN! EAT! ICE THOSE KNEES!!!

xoxo

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

CONGRATS!! I would love to own my own business....just cant figure out a way to make the income I am making in corporate America..

GOOD LUCK with your trail race..

Marlene said...

Wow, congratulations!! Exciting stuff with the new business. Great name, of course! Best of luck!!!

ShutUpandRun said...

Damn! Nice and fast 9 miler. Congrats on the new biz. Very exciting.

Jill said...

You will succeed in all you do, cuz that's what you do! You're smart, strong and determined - that's all you need!!

Katie said...

Just discovered your blog. Enjoyed reading it. Good luck on the buisness. What states do you cover?

J said...

Congrats on starting your own firm! Very exciting!

hope the long run goes well this weekend!

Denise said...

congrats on the business!!! i'm inspired! signing up today for my personal training exam and hope to have the guts one day to start my own business. hey, you can do my taxes for me!

Tara said...

Yay! You're finally breaking out on your own (although you were supposed to move to Denver and do it.)!!! I am so happy and proud of you; your business will be very successful. :)

Julianne said...

Oh yeah, Sunset Sun Run! Yes, last one of the year, of course I'm in! Oh dang, I didn't make it out to the last one... ooops.

aron said...

love the analogy of #1!! so true... have fun this weekend!

ANDDDDDDDDDDDD AHHHHHHHH so exciting!!!!! that is so awesome girl, i know we discussed that a while ago so its been a long time coming! so excited for you :) if you need help or staff or something you know who to call ;)

ajh said...

congrats on the new business and a huge good luck this weekend

Nicole said...

As a fellow CPA and running nerd, I got a kick out of the Marathon name. That is awesomeness. Best of luck!

Teamarcia said...

congrats and good luck with the new biz! Very excited for you! I'll miss seeing you in CO :(

Jo Lynn said...

Wow, your own business? Excellent! As a business owner myself for the past almost 20 years, I can tell you it has its ups and downs but being your own boss can't be beat! ;)

onelittletrigirl said...

Congrats on the business venture- the little runner guy on your site is too cute!

My friend AnnMarie just opened her own Fleet Feet- jealous!!!! I would be so much happier working at a run type store than a real job...too bad the real job pays the bills!

BrianFlash said...

Good luck to the new business! My mom has been running her own tax business for as long as I've been alive. It started as her doing a few forms for a small group of friends and relatives and now is as large an operation as she wants it to be (handling everything herself). You can do it!

Layla said...

Congratulations!! That is so fantastic, and I LOVE the name!! You're going to do a great job, and I'm so happy for you. Now go kick butt in that 10k. ;-)

d.a.r. said...

Congrats on your big career excitement!! That is so fantastic!

And I love the running/relationship analogy. So true!

Heather said...

Awesome news on your own business - you will do great! I am too gutless to go out on my own. Maybe we could open an accounting firm/law firm/running store . . . :)

Good luck with the trail race!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on starting the new business!!! You are going to be great. You were so helpful with my questions.

LPT said...

CONGRATS!!! Your business is going to be awesome. Good luck!

:-)

Kristen said...

SO EXCITED for you on your business!!! That must be a (scary) but AMAZING feeling!! You will do great and I LOVE the name.

You better not start that Fleet Feet without me - you will need lawyer! :)