Monday, May 25, 2020


I've got some news that apparently I've been holding out on for a couple weeks (not necessarily because I was meaning to, but mostly because the views on the blog have TANKED in the last couple months so I haven't been very motivated to sit down and write... not to mention I haven't had any races to recap and life in quarantine has been the same ol' same ol' for so long that I didn't feel like I had anything important to share). Anywho, let's get on with it... If you follow me on social media you already know, but I figured I'd make it blog official... I'M BACK AT CARLSBAD RUNNING CENTER!

I am so excited, and I just can't hide it...

Yep, after six weeks of being laid off, they were able to secure a small business grant from the government and bring the staff back on. I have actually been back to work for a little over three or so weeks now. The first week was mostly just online orders that we were preparing and shipping, the second and third weeks we were partial open, but just for curbside pick-up and appointments and now with San Diego County "opening up", we are able to open our doors again.


Obviously business looks A LOT different than it did pre-COVID (we are wearing masks and gloves, limiting the number of customers in the store at one time, wiping down the credit card machine after every use, disinfecting everything folks come into contact with after they leave, etc), but it feels so great to have a routine again. I mean, don't get me wrong, I loved having all the time in the world to run, snuggle with the pup, etc, but I also was missing human interaction besides the hubby (even if it still has to be behind a piece of fabric and at a distance of at least 6 feet).

I hate that you can't tell if people are smiling under their masks... but thankfully my "smile lines" give me away ;)

I'll be honest, I have no idea what will happen once the grant money from the government comes to an end, but I'm praying that family-owned, mom and pop shops will survive. Hopefully we were all supporting our local businesses before the coronavirus, but let me stress how important it is to do so now. Being able to click "add to cart" and have your Amazon delivery show up a few hours later is great and all, but I promise supporting your local companies will have a far greater impact than the convenience is worth. If at all possible, please continue to patronize your neighborhood places.


PS And because the picture was too cute not to share, I am just going to say, I'm not sure how Walt the Wiener Dog will do once the hubby is no longer working from home... Let's just say he might go into a bit of a depression for a few days.

I walked into the office to see the hubby and pup cuddling after the hubby had gotten off a work zoom call.

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