PM: 10 Miles, 63:50, Blvd
I had a whole other level of emotion on my run tonight. It was very cold and icy but I needed to stay outside and get through this training. My emotion was out of balance because today I lost my job. It is so interesting to me. You hear of economic downturns and people getting laid off but you never really believe its going to happen to you. Furthermore you hear about the security guards and the escort to the front door but you never think it actually happens. Well it does. I experienced it, although I avoided the escort!
Reebok has been my life for over 2.5 years and I loved it. Naturally it had its tough times but I believe in the brand and the guys I worked with were the best. They will always be friends, and some will be very close friends for life. The Adidas group made a decision about what direction the Reebok brand would be taking and having specialty reps was not part of that plan. Most accounts found it odd that we competed head to head with Adidas for sales anyway, so they understand.
So now I am unemployed and very confused. Today I woke up as a Reebok rep ready for the good fight and tonight I go to bed as Kelrock, looking for a job. I can wear other shoes now (although truthfully I will stick to my Road Plus VI) and other racing flats. I can stick on some of my old New Balance pieces without feeling guilty. Its all a bit strange. Anyway, I don't want to go on about it. I will land on my feet, hopefully.
I am posting a youtube video that tells me everything will be alright. I still have health, music, running and most of all friends in the form of family, mates and Frankie.
Peace and Love,