Friday, January 11, 2013

Getting out of the dark tunnel and the best birthday present

Today is my birthday.
I am now 44.
I am OK with that.  I can say with 100% honesty and ZERO BS crap that I feel better at 44 than I did in all my thirties.
Thank you running.

Today is a good day but not because it is my birthday. 
It has actually been a good week.

If you are a regular reader or one of my dear blogger friend...you know the last few months have been difficult for me.

I am beyond happy that the day I can write this post is here.
My husband got a job offer Monday and he accepted it.
Best Birthday present.
I am relieved and happy and grateful.

I want to thank all of you who left comments of support here.
I shared this part of my life because I wanted to be open and also because I knew it would affect my running in some way.  I think I was also reaching out for moral support and many of you gave me just that and I am grateful to you all.  Some of you even went out of their ways to send me private emails of encouragements and advices.  THANK YOU.

Thank you for your kindness and support, it means a lot to me.

Please check the previous post if you have not already.  I had a guest writer on the very important topic of how to prevent injuries.

First race of 2013 coming up tomorrow morning...a 10K to start this new year!

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend.



36 comments:

Elizabeth said...

hope you have the happiest of birthdays! so excited about the job-i know you will feel better now!

Kate Geisen said...

I was hoping that's what your comment meant! :) SO happy for you guys. I really hope that this job is also a better opportunity for Bill to not have to work such insane hours.

Happy birthday!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Yay!! That's great to hear!!! I hope it's a great new adventure! Happy Birthday to!

J. L. said...

Congrats!

Michelle said...

Oh I am so happy for you!
It takes a while to feel "comfortable" again. Seems like you just kind of go through a period where you wait for the shoe to drop. You hung in there and you'll be stronger for it!

Denise said...

Yes! Great news. Now you can look forward to all 2013 has to offer!

Darlene said...

Great news! Happy birthday too

Pam said...

YES!!!!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!!! Talk about a load off!

Happy birthday!!!

dreambigrunner.com said...

This post gave me goose bumps. I'm soo happy for you and your family!!! I hope this means you can stay in the town you live right now. At some point you mentioned to move away. It is very exciting!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Lisa said...

Fantastic news!!! And I feel the same way; at 46, I feel better than ever :)

Happy birthday :)

RockStarTri said...

Excited by the job. 2013 is going to rock!

Annet said...

Yahoo, that's great news!! I totally know that feeling of relief (I'm waiting for it myself actually!).

Is it in his same line of work? Is it nearer/farther, I guess you'll be staying where you live?

Best. Birthday. Present.

Gracie said...

Oh, great news! And happy birthday!

Boston Bound Brunette said...

Great news! I hope it is a local job so you don't leave me all alone in this city :) Happy Birthday and good luck on your 10K! I am so happy that things are turning in a positive direction!

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Happy birthday! Glad you got such a great present. Good luck to your husband with his new job.

Elle said...

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to you and congrats to your husband on his new position. It has been a tough time for you and I hope your stress level has gone down considerably.

Bon Anniversaire!

Kerrie T. said...

That's fantastic! Have a great race!

Kerrie T. said...

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Neon Blonde Runner said...

Yayyyy!!

a runner said...

Happy, happy birthday, Caroline! I am so happy to hear the news about the job offer and acceptance!

myheartscontentblog.com said...

What fantastic news!!!! No wonder it was a Happy Birthday!

Terzah said...

I'm SO happy to read this! What great timing, too! Congrats to you and your family. I hope your 10K was a celebration.

lindsay said...

that's great news!! happy birthday!

middleagedrunner said...

Happy belated birthday! A huge congrats to your husband as well- what a huge weight off your shoulders! I'm so happy for you guys :-)

brg said...

happy birthday!!! happy to hear that your husband landed a new job. very exciting! Hope this is the beginning of a fantastic 44th year on the planet!

ninaruns said...

Happy Birthday!

Anne said...

Bonne fête Caroline!! Je suis tellement contente d'apprendre que ton mari a trouvé un nouvel emploi!!!! Quel soulagement! En effet, c'est un super cadeau de fête. En plus, ton 10km semble être vraiment bien allé :) So happy for you!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Happy Birthday again, and Congrats to hubby landing the job!

Jill said...

I am so happy Bill got a job, I KNOW what a huge relief that is! Congrats to him - best birthday present ever!

giraffy said...

Best post ever!! Happy belated birthday, and so so happy to hear about the job!

Michael said...

Happy Belated Birthday and I'M SOOOO SOOOO Happy to hear that your husband is starting a new job! I take it that it is still in CA??

Awesome news!

Corey said...

I know I am a little late, but I am SO, SO happy for you!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and a huge cheers to your family on your husband's new job. That is wonderful! Do you have to move?

Colleen said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!

And happy birthday my dear! (I know I'm a little late, but I'm catching up!)

EmDub @ Faster In Water said...

Yay same bday!

Tricia said...

What a wonderful birthday present indeed -- congrats on your husbands new job. A relief I'm sure!

Carrie Skoll said...

I'm finally catching up on blogs and wanted to say Happy Birthday again.

Congratulations to your husband on his new job. What a wonderful way to start the year!!! I'm so happy for you guys.