Team USA Minnesota!
Well, after having my future up in the air for the past few months since graduating from college, I’m finally starting to get all of my ducks in a row – err…spiders in a web? I’ll get right to the point first and then I’ll back-track a little bit. Drum roll please…..
I have officially signed a contract with Team USA Minnesota and I will be moving to the Twin Cities in less than two weeks!
Okay, now for the back-tracking. In my last post, I wrote about the RunPro Camp/Conference that I attended a few weeks ago. It took place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and after getting a taste for the area, I knew I wanted to go back for more. That’s why I submitted my application to Team USA Minnesota the minute I returned to Maryland, hoping that I would be invited for an official visit. It would be much like the college recruiting visits that I went on 6 years ago – has it really been THAT long?!
Just a few days later, I received an email from the President of the training center, Pat Goodwin, saying that they would like to set up a visit. YES! One step closer to figuring out my future!
I took that visit last weekend and I loved every minute of it. I went from Friday to Monday, giving me the chance to get to know the team, the coach, and the area and to see if it was a good fit for me. As I’d predicted a few weeks ago, I immediately felt very comfortable and welcomed, and perhaps more importantly, I was able to envision myself being happy there.
Over the course of the weekend, I toured the team’s facilities, went to an outdoor concert and an art fair, had a barbecue with the team and some of their friends, got to know Minneapolis (and saw some phenomenal views of the city) – oh, and we made sure to get in a bit of running, too! It was a great weekend and I came away from it with a great feeling. Doesn’t get much better than that!
Next up, I’ll be moving to Minnesota in less than two weeks and I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity!
Until next time,