It’s been a busy day thus far here in B.o.B.land. And in the industry I work in, busy is a good thing.
Some of you asked about how it is that I work the night job and will be travelling to Detroit to work the Detroit Marathon expo.
Well kids, I work in sales. Yep, 100% commission. And I am not sure if you all have heard but the economy is not that great. Thus the multitude of random things I do and the ability to check all of your lovely blogs, write mine, AND still fit in running. Sure it’s hectic and I’m a budgeting machine but it’s what I am working with right now. I am stressed about money and it sucks. I know a lot if not all of you have been there. I hope none of you are there with me right now, because again, it sucks.
Sometimes I feel like this:
And that’s where running comes in. It has been such a big stabilizing force in my life. Not only does the running help, but all of the wonderful people I have met through running. I could seriously write an entire post on each and every single person. I won’t do that because it would take like 4 million posts.
I am aiming for 7 miles tomorrow and really hope I can make it through without any pain in my ankle. I miss running dearly and I miss my running friends more. When I am running consistently I feel like this:
I know we all go through ups and downs and I totally understand why most of us run. We run for health, bling, pride, and endorphins. We also run because we just plain love it. Running, you complete me. Have a great weekend all. Only 6 days until I leave for Chicago, I can’t wait!
I will keep you in my thoughts – you have the entrepreneurial spirit that will see you retired at 50, but still, right now, it's rough to be in sales. Hang in there & keep working hard 🙂
Awww now I want a kitty… well not a demonic one but a cute cuddly one that I shall name Sir Runs-a-lot.
So excited for Chi-town!!!!
Have I told you lately… that I love you?
Have I told you… there's no one else above you?
You fill my heart with gladness…
Take away all my sadness…
Ease my troubles… thats… what you do!
Thank you for taking care of me in Chicago.
Just thought I'd mention it… in case I havne't in the last 5 minutes or so.
Love you Boo. Good luck tomorrow. I expect the usual text recap. Give the BRA my luv!!!
Love the cat pics! And I don't even like cats.
Hope you can get 7-miler in pain free! Have a great weekend.
good luck on the 7 bOb
My hubbs has been on 100% commission for 12 years and it gets rough out there. I feel for you girly. Sales is hard! You sound strong and very much a go getter! Keep up the good work! What are you shlepping anyway?
Good luck on the 7 miler and have a most excellent adventure on Sunday! 🙂
Hang in there! I've been in sales at 100% commissions, so I know first hand how much it sucks. It'll get better!
Ugh, sorry to hear about the tough times.
LOVE the psycho kitty VS serene kitty.
Wishing you a happy, pain-free 7 miles!
Love it — those pics are perfect for me, too.
GOOD LUCK tomorrow. I hope it is pain free!
Cat's are cute, but they puke and shit on the carpet, oh wait…my dog does that too.
Good luck on your run tomorrow lady. I'll be sending you good thoughts. 🙂
I completely understand what you're going through. You're on a great track by budgeting. 🙂 I'll pray crazy good work comes your way and you'll be rollin' in the $$$!!
and I agree with Morgan, I want a cat now. Specially if it can make that awesome face in the first picture. HAHA!
and I can't wait to hear about Chicago festivities.
annnnnnd have a great run tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you on mine! Sending happy thoughts!
YAY hope you run is good tomorrow……. and yes those cat pictures just slayed me
I love cat-picture-analogies!
Good thoughts all!
I love how much you love running!
Hey! Think happy thoughts…running loves you just as much as you love it…and we do too! Have a happy and fun run!
what do you sell?
Hang in there, B.o.B., because your positive energy is bound to result in only good things to come! Best of luck on your 7, but please don't push it. We want you back 100 percent soon! See you out there tomorrow.
Be patient…things will turn around! Have a great run!
Working out and sweating is defitinely my best stress reliever.
Sending you good luck for tomorrows run!
Wow, I can so relate. I keep saying I'm going to start again, and haven't. I admit I'm very lazy. I am in desperate need of a stabilizing force in my life right now, and can remember how good and accomplished what little running I did made me feel.
Good for you for keeping it up!
Running really melts the stress away and make me a more social and happy camper. This is 1 of 100 reasons why I run.
wait, did you say "bling"?
'cause I totally run for bling
and I know we share amazing stalking capabilities, but really now? How did you get a picture of my demonic kitty cat Suzy.
(I gave her that gun for Christmas last year, cripes was that a bad idea.)
HAHA, oh dear. Psycho kitty just about sums me up most of the time too. Thank goodness for running . . . 🙂
haha love the cat pics.
i love running, when it's a stress-reliever/relaxer for me. ya know, somedays it's not. for me anyway. workin' on that.
hope you are able to feel more at-peace with your financial needs!
Beth- this is a great post girl! I don't run nearly as far or long or fast as you BUT I do identify with 'how' you feel about running. I love it! Love the pics of the kitty's too…so funny! Glad you are feeling better! Christine