Since my failed/abandoned run on Sunday due to the cold, I hadn’t been out until today. It was still cold (9F with a realfeel of 3F) but I just had to get out.
Sunday and Monday were write-offs due to cold. Tuesday was my son’s birthday. Wednesday was the only slightly warm day and my wife needed to get out for a run in preparation for the Disney Princess Half this weekend (tiaras and tutus; hilarious as she isn’t the Disney princess type at all).
So, today I went out despite having a sore throat and rasping cough. I swear I feel better since getting out there and running. Just getting the blood pumping really seems to help sometimes; just get out and run!
In other news I have officially accepted the job I was offered. The company is just three miles from my home and is a really interesting opportunity for me. They are in investment management and are also good to their staff; great art, gym, on a trail, open plan, flat-structure. All good stuff. I’m looking forward to starting there in late March after another trip to the UK for the British Computer Society, and a family holiday sometime in the next couple of weeks.
It is a huge weight off my shoulders to get a job lined up. I didn’t expect to find something so close to home and we were basically preparing to have to move as I’d applied locally and across the U.S. (TX, WA, OH and IL).