Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Working with Running

I've been a runner for two years but I've been a corporate stooge for five years. I sold my soul early for the luxury of medical insurance and never having to think for myself.  I used to think that being a runner had very little to do with being an editor, or any entry-level position. But Runner Linds is not so different than 9-5 Linds. Being a runner and working in office will teach you about determination, pushing yourself (or being pushed) and how to feel proud of your accomplishments.
In a corporate world though, it's not just you and your sneakers. There are coworkers, office mates, clients, bosses, managers and really mean cafeteria ladies.

I'm going to start a section of my blog for the working' runner. I say blog loosely because posting once every other week might not be enough. Just like my running advice and tales, the working side of this blog will also be void of legimacy or information. It'll just be funny stories, insights, and experiences I've had along the way. Please do not read if you're actually looking for ways to get ahead your career. Please don't read this if you're trying to become a runner. I'm good for laughs and maybe some inspiration. Or maybe I'm full of myself and lack both. Either way, I'm by no means an authority on anything. I'm convinced that a woman don't get to be an authority or taken seriously until she's thirty, married or has a child. That is it's own blog post right there.
Here are a few teasers:

  • The printer always wins. Always. Printers are like Transformers. They're disguised as a normal machine but their sole purpose in life is to ruin you. Their distructive forces get more powerful after 5pm and the peak on Fridays.
  • You must watch one horrible reality television show. In any office, in any industry, in any part of the country, someone is talking about Project Runway. Know at least ONE person on ONE show if you ever want to talk to anyone. Popular shows: Amazing Race, Project Runway, Top Chef, The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser. JUST ONE PERSON!
  • It's good to take a pen and paper into meetings. It's bad to doodle all over it instead of paying attention. It's really bad to draw violent, disturbing images in the margins.

 Confession:I have two sets of clothes, work clothes and work-out clothes. I feel way more confident  and sexy in my running capris than I do in pin-stripped trouser pants.

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