Summer job started last week and I am SOO EXCITED about it. I work as the assistant site director at an outdoor recreation/camp facility, which means pool and sun all day for me. I’ve been working at camps in the summer since high school, and I can’t imagine not being outside during the few months of nice Chicago weather. We are already off to a great start with pre-opening prep. Saturday is opening day, and I’m stoked and just a bit terrified.
You will probably be seeing lots of pics that look like this…
My summer work hours are absolutely perfect for summer running. I start at 3pm and close out at 7:30pm. Therefore, I have the ENTIRE MORNING to run in cooler temps. Since I’ll be running in the morning, I’ll have the luxury of crashing on the couch right when I get home. No shame in going to bed at 8pm for this girl.
Obviously, my other summer plans include running on top of running on top of running. I’m starting to warm-up to this morning running business. I love exploring the world when it’s quiet and calm in the am hours. The big thing I’m still struggling with is food. It sounds so silly to say, but it’s true. I know I’ve mentioned before that I ALWAYS wake up hungry. Always. Some days I have enough energy to make it through a run and feast when I get home, and other days (today for example) I just can’t do anything before I eat. Runner problems. Anybody have an awesome pre-run snack that’s light, quick and does the job? I need help people!!
Tangent- Someone asked me the other day why I chose running… I literally could not explain my answer in less than an hour and a half. I’m certain this person wished they hadn’t asked me. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
Most important tangent- Little sis is coming home from school tomorrow and my mind is about to explode thinking about it. I can’t wait to wake her up at 7am (and receive some punishment for it), have my hair braided everyday, make her visit me at work, snuggle on the couch and watch romcoms, and basically do everything under the sun with her by my side. I love that little thing to bits and pieces.
Have a fabulous Tuesday amigos! We’ll chat soon