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Friday, October 10, 2014

Good news!

Hey guys!

This week I really needed something good to happen, and it did, when I received this email.
After looking for over a month, I got a job! I went on so many interviews, and was offered a couple jobs, but there was nothing that I was very excited about, or that seemed to be a good fit. When I went on this interview, it was perfect and I knew THIS was the job I wanted. So of course I was ecstatic to get the offer! I will be a patient coordinator at a pediatric therapy office, and I start Monday.

After being at home for 8 years, this is going to be a huge adjustment. Of course I'm thinking when will I have time to work out, blog and read blogs, cook, clean, do laundry, take care of the family, etc? How do you work full time, plus do all that??
 I know MANY women do it, so I'll figure it out! But if you have any tips for me, do share!

 This is probably crazy, but I got my first foam roller this week!
 I probably never would've bought one, (crazy, I know) but I won this Valeo roller from Active. So I tried it for the first time after a 5 mile run and OUCH! It was very awkward and painful! How in the world are you supposed to balance on this thing? I'm glad no one was around, it was quite comical!
 My IG and FB friends said to just keep doing it, and it gets better. They say it's a good kind of pain!
I'll be going for a long run tomorrow, so will give it another try after that.

Do you foam roll after a run?
What are your weekend plans?


katie
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  1. Huge congrats on the job! I'm sure it will be an adjustment, but you'll figure it out.
    Yes the foam roller hurts so good! I know there are guides for different things to do with it but I have found the best spots just through trial and error. I think everyone is a little different and carries tightness in different places so you just have to find what works for you. It really is a lifesaver though! There are some things that no amount of stretching can fix, but if I spend a couple minutes on the foam roller I'm good as new.

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    1. Thanks Tracy! I think you're right, I'll just have to figure out how the foam roller works best for me. I'm sure it's a good thing!

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  2. Congratulations on the job!!! You will make it all work! I do not foam roll, but I hear it is soooo good for you.

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    1. Thanks girl! Maybe you should start foam rolling too!

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  3. YAY Congratulations on the new job, that is exciting and it sounds like an interesting one, I bet you'll love it!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! I really think I'll like it. I won't get bored, that's for sure!

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  4. Pediatric Therapy office - that is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! congrats!!!

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  5. Yay congrats on your job!!! That is so awesome!
    I have never used a foam roller - everyone says I should but I don't feel the need to, so why use something if I don't need to?

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    1. Thank you Kristen! That's always how I felt about it too, but since I won this, I figured why not start now?! We'll see how it goes!

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  6. Yey! So excited for you! Working in a pediatric office will be great for you! And I can't believe this is your FIRST foam roller?!!

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    1. I think it'll be great too. Sounds like it's a very fulfilling job! Yep, my first one! Crazy, huh?!

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  7. Congrats on your job. I'm still trying to figure out how to get everything done in a day.

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    1. Thanks Christa! I'm sure it'll take awhile to figure it all out!

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  8. Hooray for being offered a job - hope you love it!
    I don't foam roll very often - too lazy to take the time.

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    1. Thanks Kim! They say it's worth it though, so I'll give it a try!

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  9. Congratulations on the job!

    As for the foam roller, I only started using it while recovering from an achilles injury because my physio said the whole thing was caused by tight calves. It does seem to be making a different but I've fallen out of the habit recently and need to get back into it.

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    1. Thank you! I'm going to try to make a habit of it, I know it's so good for you!

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  10. A Pediatric Therapy office sounds like a great fit for you since you are so fabulous with kids.

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  11. Congratulations on the job! Not so much the foam roller. Good luck with that one!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hope the foam roller works out!

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  12. Congrats! I just bought a foam roller, too, but haven't tried it out yet. There is a workout on Tone It Up that I wanted to try with it - http://toneitup.com/2014/09/frisky-fall-foam-roller/.

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  13. Woo hoo, congrats on your new job! It's always a great feeling to get a job you really wanted. You definitely do get used to the foam roller after a while. Try putting more weight on the hands/feet of the limbs you're not rolling out--you'll use less pressure which should be less painful. :)

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  14. Yay!!! Congrats, Katie! You've been on my mind lately....praying for awesome things to happen for you.

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  15. :) Yay!!!! I am so happy for ya. So, does that mean no more day care?

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