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Hey Salty Runners!
This is Cinnamon, Salty’s sister. I’d like to take a quick moment to thank all of you gals (and guys too) for following this site. Not very long ago, this online resource and community was still a crazy idea, then Salty’s New Year’s resolution, and now to see a concrete version of it taking shape is really amazing! We never thought it would grow so fast, but because of you Salty Running is gonna need a little more room…
With all the great articles Salty’s been cranking out, you may be surprised to hear that this is just the beginning. Pretty soon we’ll be rolling out the red carpet for the real deal, and we just know you’re gonna love it.
In the meantime, the current site and its content will continue to be available at saltyrunning.wordpress.com. And don’t worry – we’ll be posting new content when we conduct our full launch of the new improved site very soon! Stay tuned!
Hello, ladies! I’m pleased and proud to be the first blogger other than my big sis to join the Salty Girls. I know her vision of Salty Running is so much more than a blog – it’s a community where we can encourage each other to rise to our challenges and become better athletes, and I hope my posts will do just that for you!
With that goal in mind I plan to share my experience as a busy runner. I know we’ve all got jobs to do, but seriously, being a distance runner with my job is insane–currently I’m a production assistant in New York’s film and television industry. I’m hoping to one day become a camera operator, but for now I work for the Assistant Directors, or ADs, literally running around the set helping to make everything we do happen on time. Here’s the run-down of why this job keeps me so busy:
The working day on a film set is scheduled to be 12 hours long, but it often goes beyond that-sometimes well beyond! Try squeezing in a tempo after a 18 hours on your feet. The nature of my job is such that I’m in about an hour before the crew and leave about an hour after, which puts me on my feet for a 14 hour day when we’re shooting on schedule. The reality however, is that my average day is 15-16 hours not-including commute time, which can vary drastically since our location changes every day. Oh yeah, and what I do changes every day as well–today I’m managing 90 background actors at two different locations. Still think your work week looks crazy?
You might think I’m nuts to do this job (especially for how little I’m paid), and you’re probably right, but I love it! A lot of my coworkers think I’m nuts for running, but I love that too! I’m not willing to give either one up just yet so for now they’re gonna have to live together. So far I’m making it work but it’s certainly a constant challenge.
Next time I write I’ll get into some of my strategies for cramming mileage into my tight schedule, and hopefully hear some of yours too! But for now, I really gotta run!
I know you’re all busy people. As a mother of two toddlers believe me I can relate! I also know that not all of us have the luxury of routine or even time at home. That’s why I’ve enlisted my sister Cinnamon to share her experiences as a competitive runner with an active social life, interest in several hobbies and–here’s the big one–a career freelancing in New York’s film and TV industry.
This girl commutes on the run, runs at midnight, runs after 18 hour days, runs hungover after wrap parties among other nutty things. Not to toot her own horn (and my own since I coached her, of course!) but in a matter of months Cinnamon went from being a relatively nonathletic career-focused young woman to running her debut marathon in 4:11 all while navigating this hectic lifestyle.
Cinnamon will be posting a weekly training log as well as a feature, Ginger Rushes. Like Diary of an Injured Runner, Cinnamon Rushes will be the chronicles of a runner lady’s life. But instead of an injured mom of two, Cinnamon will be writing about her exeperiences as a single 30-something runner navigating New York City, a hectic and stressful career and everything else life has to offer. Follow along as she tries to string along enough quality training to attempt another marathon and p.r. in all distances along the way!