Early last week I was notified by the egg donation center that an Australian couple had chosen me to be their donor. We set a date in May to begin the process. They will be flying all the way to San Diego with the intent to go home pregnant. I have high hopes of making that happen for them.
I was also offered a position at an incredible organization that recruits and trains court appointed special advocates for children in the foster system. I had been crossing my fingers (and toes) in hopes of getting this position in Development and sure enough, Friday came with great news. I am thrilled to become a part of their amazing team. On the same note, it is bittersweet saying good-bye to the oranization I currently work for. I believe it was fate that I found my job here and quickly became part of the "family".
To celebrate my job offer, Ang and I went for a fun 7 miler on the San Diego harbor. What better way to bask in the glory of good news? After a quick stretch session we grabbed some food and headed to the bookstore. Ever since I was a kid, the bookstore has been one of my favorite places to spend time. In fact, my aunt and I used to spend entire days at the bookstore drinking coffee and reading. I wished I could have an apartment directly above the store so that I could spend my days surrounded by the smell of books and coffee. Childhood dreams are the best. Actually, that still sounds pretty enticing.
The weekend came with a blast of activity and productivity. I was up by 6am (which is unheard of) and off to watch our friends Dana and Daniel run a 4 mile race. Angela and I played with their insanely adorable daughter, Isabella and Petey the pooch while they ran through Mission Bay Park. Angela proceeded to drag me (literally dragged me) to spin class. I did it and felt great! If it's not running, I'm usually not inclined to do it. Luckily, we had a female instructor which I found more entertaining than a dude. She wore nothing more than a sports bra so I basically stared at her abdominals the entire time.
Me and Izzie, Just Chillin'
In other good news, I experienced my first enjoyable long run since the marathon! This is huge. Lately, my long runs have been nothing short of dreadful. Fatigue and weakness overtook my body. But not yesterday. I felt strong and energized. I ran 16 miles solo without music or distractions of any kind. I stayed in tune with my body the entire way and finally processed all of the big news I receieved last week. Boredom didn't strike once for over 2 hours. I even ran my old pace! You know, the faster pace that I haven't been able to find for awhile. It was unreal how smoothly it all went.
Running along the harbor
I can't imagine processing things the way I do without running. Like many runners, I think best while on the run. I'm more lucid when I am in motion. I can piece together my life -- the good and the bad -- in an effective way. I am coherent and clear-headed and able to take on the world when I'm running...thank goodness for that.
Does anyone else have good news to share?