Monday, December 6, 2010


"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes it meaningful."

It's been a strange few days. It's been a very, very good few days. I've been sick and I've just been allowing life to happen to me and I'm amazed by what I have come to learn in that period.

You see, I went into that trail marathon without having done one, so I didn't know what to expect. I figured it would be slow. I knew I would fall down. But I didn't know if I'd actually get through the race without tears and fear and frustration. But I smiled damn near every mile of that race.

And for the first time in a very long time, I feel powerful.


I know it may sound silly, but I feel like I overcame an obstacle that I didn't know I could climb over. But I did.

And today, I got a call from that place where I interviewed for four hours...and they gave me an offer. And I start on the 20th! Again, another obstacle I was afraid I wouldn't overcome. I was so fearful that my stint of unemployment would keep me from getting a real life job again.


I signed up for IM Louisville today. That's something I'll still have to overcome, but I finally feel free to be me, with no apologies, again.


Also this week:
I had brunch with mom and talked about everything from fashion to relationships to business.
I stopped by an old friends house and caught up.
I skipped swim practice to rest for a race.
I travelled with a friend I hadn't seen in months. And we laughed.
I chatted on the phone with someone who knows me better than anyone.

And I appreciate these people more now than I ever did when they were in my life every day. Thank you and I love you all.


RockStarTri said...

Congrats on the new gig. And everything else!

Kim said...

weeee, so exciting A! it's going to be a great year for you!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats on everything that is going on, its good to hear

I may drive down to cheer on at IM Louisville, no desire to race it, but I would like to watch it

Carolina John said...

IMLou! Good choice you heat lover. That's a hot one. but do-able, and you'll be fast enough to get through the bike before they run out of water.

Judi said...

love you too babe! xo!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I don't think it sounds silly. ;)

I'm kinda scared myself to get back out in the job market. I just finished my masters and I'm applying for jobs now. Thanks for being inspiring. ;)

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"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes it meaningful."

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