I’m probably going to have Don Henley in my head for the next 2 weeks, so now at least while you read this, you will as well.
Last Thursday, Rachelle interviewed for a job with Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Hamilton is in upstate New York, about 30 minutes East of Syracuse and an hour Northwest of Cooperstown. It’s sort of similar to where we live now, that it’s sort of in the middle of nowhere, a little college town (though in much more the traditional sense, as opposed to here where the college is sort of on it’s own and the towns nearby are very much their own as well).
I’m sharing all this, of course, because I’m delighted to say that Rachelle was offered the job last night, and that she’ll be the new athletic trainer for Colgate University Women’s Hockey beginning in just a couple of weeks. This means a rather quick move, likely with a start date for her between August 8th and the 13th. Of course, between now and then, we have a bunch going on; the race this weekend in Columbus, and my cousins’ wedding the following weekend. Plus, right after we move in, there’s a long weekend family get together back in Michigan for right after the move. It’s going to be an interesting and exciting few weeks.
On the training front. things have mostly been going very well. Last week i swam my fastest 1500 of the year, and my biking has probably never been stronger overall. Because of some of the breathing issues (allergies/asthma) I still have some issues just hammering for a long period of time without coasting, but my overall speed has definitely improved. I’m anxious to see what I can do on the flatter roads of Ohio in my 2 upcoming races, and then start tackling the challenge of the hills of New York. Of course, my running has a long way to go, but I’m working on it.
All of this change has led to a little stress eating, but it’s under control, and fortunately my metabolism seems to be making up for it on the days I’m not where I should be. I probably won’t lose more weight over the next 2 weeks, but I’m determined not to gain any either.
It’s a lot going on, but we’re excited for Rach to take this next step in her career, and for me to have a job that allows us to do these kinds of things with very little risk.