Saturday, August 1, 2009

Remembering to BREATHE...

I can finally breathe. I feel like someone has literally cut strings on a corset and the crushing feeling around my chest has loosened up.

My husband accepted a job yesterday. It is a great job that pays more than what he was making before. Not only is it a good opportunity for him, but it allows me to potentially start a business in fitness rather than rejoining the corporate jungle. We still have an uphill road ahead of us-- paying credit cards, savings etc. and moving two hours away. However, that uphill road is just a hill after a long run rather than the downward spiral we were feeling only weeks ago.

My running is probably going to be put on a back burner as soon as this half marathon is over. Kenny will be working a lot and probably staying up in Orange County most of the time. It doesn't leave a lot of Mommy Time. I'll be packing up a house, finding renters and trying to figure out what kindergarten my five-year-old will attend. But it is all good.

Thanks for all your support out there in blogland. I have been very touched by all the encouraging comments, offers of sponsorships of races and even plane tickets! This blog has really helped me focus on positive aspects of my life (although I know that I also used to to whine sometimes). I am on to a new chapter of my life and excited to see what comes next.

15 comments:

The Alien said...

That's great news!! I am so happy that things are working out for you now!

Irish Cream said...

Oh my gosh, I already gushed all over facebook, but seriously? I am SO excited for you and your fam, Lisa! I am SO glad you can finally breathe and relax a bit! I'm especially excited that this opportunity for Kenny is going to let you have a chance at your dreams too! Wow, I'm just so happy for you--you guys are so deserving of this!! :)

Southbay Girl said...

I am SO VERY happy to hear that Kenny has gotten a job!! I know that is HUGE weight off of both of your shoulders!!

I'm kinda happy to hear that you'll be in orange county!! A runner who is closer to me!!!

I'm in the Long Beach area, so Orange county is pretty darn close in the grand scheme of things!

When you finally move up here, we'll have to go for a run-but I am MUCH slower than you!!!

CONGRATS!!!

jillwillrun said...

Oh Lisa! I'm so happy for you and Kenny and your family... this is so great! I hope the packing, moving, all goes well. Seriously... I am so excited for you so I can only imagine how wonderful this must feel for you!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

great news. :-)

Marathonman101108 said...

A great big WOO-HOO for you and your family! Keep us updated...as far as your running, as you know, family responsibilities come first. Whatever you may "lose" by taking a break from running you will quickly regain. Knowing you, you'll somehow find a way to juggle family life and running.

Irene said...

Congratulations to your husband! I hope this is the beginning of many great things ahead for your family!

Aka Alice said...

HUGE sigh of relief for you. I know how difficult having a "looking for work" hubby can be. (been there, done that...twice)

Selfishly...I am sad that you're moving to OC, but if you need help with anything, let me know. Also my sister lives in OC, so if you need info about areas to look to live in, let me know about that too.

Mama said...

YAY!!! What good news! Somehow I missed this on facebook...

Glad to hear things are looking up for you. Hopefully we can still try to meet up sometime when we go out to SD to visit my brother.

MCM Mama

RunnerMom said...

I'm so glad things are turning around. Can't wait to hear more about the fitness business! Good luck in the half!

Kristin said...

That is such good news, what a relief for you! Best wishes to you in this new chapter in your life!

aron said...

such great news!!!!

Brenda said...

very exciting - congratulations!!! ashby and i love playdates so bring the kiddos over for a day so you can having "packing time." PLEASE take me up on this offer - please!!!!

Terri said...

I've been out of town, and off the blog-reading for a bit while on vacation, but this is awesome news, Lisa. Now we'll get a REAL view of how the O.C. really is!

But seriously, I am very glad for you that that weight has been lifted. I really hope Kenny is happy at the new job, and that you will be happy in the new home, as soon as you find it. As well as the kids, of course.

And I'm so happy you don't have to go back into that corporate world!

EmLit said...

Sorry, I know I'm super late commenting on this (I should just make this my default first line these days) but I just wanted to say how great this news is! I'm glad you have finally gotten to a point where some stress has lifted and things are looking up!

I hope things are continuing to go well. You definitely deserve it!

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