My legs have been tired again, so I said, forget it. I have my miles on target, and beyond for the month, and I’d rather be fast and injury free on Sunday, as I run a 5k at Platt Tech. It’s a flat course, so I’m going to go for a PR. If I do beat it, I won’t beat it by much. But being it’s been a long, and by far the toughest, year in my short time running, I think discretion is the better part of valor at this point. January I will take a nice long, much-needed break, but for now I have to stay healthy to hit all my goals for the year.
I think I also have to set a goal for job hunting. Goals seem to work for running, why can’t they work elsewhere? There is a part-time gig back in radio, and news in fact, in my area. I should probably look into that. But I don’t want to be in radio full-time anymore. The pay isn’t good and the hours can be hellish. There was a time when my heart was really into entertainment and being the very best on and off the air as I could be. Meaning my on-air and my production stuff (I’ve always been the same amazing person outside of work). But my heart just isn’t with it anymore. Getting laid off and seeing everything I worked for years to create get picked apart in the span of a couple months, just because the “economy crashed”, was too much to take. We had strove so hard to make talk radio that was worth listening to. Not like the conservative “infotainment” that passes as talk radio; real, informative, smart, fun, interesting talk radio. We had started making it cool again, our rating book that last time was really great, we had hit our first goal, and we were going to really start making people tune in for something special, but the corporate powers-that-be took it all away in the blink of an eye.
It’s one of the many reasons I don’t like corporations. But that’s alright, I won’t get into that. All I know is that I don’t want back into radio on a permanent basis. But if I can pass some time and make a few extra bucks doing some rip-and-read news, I’m good with that. Well, I need to go send in an air-check and whatnot. Whatever you’re doing, have fun and keep running, remember that if Gil can run, then so can you!
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