Sorry about this but I'm going to get the "downs" out of the way first. My Nan died on Monday 4th August and due to a family member having chemo for breast cancer, we couldn't have the funeral until Tues 26th. The death wasn't sudden or unexpected as she'd been poorly for a long time but it's still hard to say goodbye (Cheerio Little Nan - love you loads xxx). I'm just glad that she's not suffering anymore.
Now as you can imagine, the news didn't help much with my running routine - I've only done 5 runs in the entire month (one being a 5k - first one in over 12 weeks). In addition to the sad news, I've been struggling with work, finding that the atmosphere is getting me down. So I've been down in the dumps for a while and my running has suffered.
Now, I don't know if any of you have read my previous posts but I've been job hunting since January. I've had 6 interviews over the last 8 months with no luck. I had my 7th interview mid August and had to take an online "suitability" test which I was convinced I cocked up (mental maths is not my strong
point)! However I was invited back yesterday for a "chat". I was 100% sure that the guy was only seeing me again to mock my results but in fact I was offered the job!!! Well that's not technically true as the position I applied for was given to an internal candidate. However the guy liked me so much that he effectively created a job just for me! In fairness my test results weren't the best but he thought my personality would fit right in - I'm so glad he said that as after 6 disappointments, you do start to wonder if there's something wrong with you!
Anyhoo, I start Monday 3rd November and now my next big challenge is to write my letter of resignation ( I am NOT looking forward to that!).
PS: I ran for 25 minutes this morning, the first time since Thursday 21st.