Fit Five Friday & The Ultimate Coffee Date July Edition
Time flies when you are having fun, right? It’s that time of week again! Fit Five Friday with with your FIVE amazing hosts – me, My First 5K and More, Running With Attitude, Runs with Pugs, Zenaida ! Feel free to join in on the fun!
Welcome to the Fit Five Friday
It’s the First Friday of the month which also means…
If we were having coffee together, I would be enthusiastic to tell you a few things that I’d really like to do this month. And of course I want to know what your plans are too!
Let’s dive in shall we?
Things I’m definitely doing in July
Going to the Gym
Yep, I said this in May and it took us about 4 weeks just to sign up thanks to both the Hubs and I having insane work situations. We finally went to work out on June 7th and then … corona.
So in July, I’m really, really, really going to the gym. Two times a week. Mark my words.
Question: Have you had any setbacks lately that kept you from accomplishing something? And I don’t mean only fitness-related, I mean anything!
Getting back on my running schedule
This is really non-negotiable, though my training could be “different” than I wanted it or expected it to be. So far I’ve run twice since recovering from covid and it wasn’t exactly easy. Of course I don’t expect “easy” all the time, in fact, some training runs should be difficult! That’s the challenge! BUT… I am hoping that running will get better with just a little bit of time and my heart rate won’t be skyrocketing within the first two minutes.
Question: How do you get back on schedule after stress or sickness?
Find a solution to my work “problem”
I’ve updated my CV and my LinkedIn profile. I don’t really want to leave my current job, but I also don’t want to be taken advantage of and not compensated properly. I think it will be tough to find a new job, especially at my age; companies say they don’t discriminate but I’m fairly certain they do. I just got rejected for a job that I was definitely fully qualified for but they gave the generic reason that I didn’t fulfil the requirements….
I haven’t talked about it much because I’m certainly not going to blast my company online. However, when I was still at Starbucks they strung me along (and I let them ) for two years and still never fulfilled their promises to me. I don’t want to be in that situation again.
I guess this also fits in the “self care” category! Obviously if we were having coffee in real life I would dish it ALL to you.
Question: Have you switched jobs later in life and did you find it difficult? I mean, I’m 53 and still have a huge chunk of working years ahead of me. I don’t want it to be a bitter and complacent experience.
Tell me all your plans for the summer!
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