Saturday, May 2, 2009

The good and the bad

So, what's new this weekend?

Bad news
I just found out I will be losing my job within the next few months
Good news
I still have my job for the next month or two

Bad news
If the weather forecast is to be believed, 9000 runners will be wading through the streets of Long Branch on Sunday in the pouring rain
My cheering team (the in-laws) excused themselves from the race due to poor weather conditions. The only family fanfare I can now expect is a drenched and dripping DH...

Good news
...He will be yelling and whistling all the same, awesome guy that he is!
Due to wet weather conditions, rest room breaks will not be required

Bad news
My mother-in-law took a long, hard look at me today and said I looked like I had gained a few pounds (grrr! Carb-loading...I hate you!)
Good news
There is none in this area!

Bonus:
- I signed up for the NYC Half Marathon in August. It's not like me to sign up for a second race, before completing the first, but Ken is running and so are a lot of others from the club; and any race in NYC has got to be fun. I felt a wave of adrenaline rush through me as the confirmation came through. Ah...that's just what I need right now!

Good luck to everyone who is racing this weekend. Look forward to juicy Race Reports!

21 comments:

Count of Monte Christo said...

That is bad news indeed! I am sorry to hear about the job.

And what's up with people not showing up to cheer you on because of a bit of rain!?

Abby said...

"Clouds with occasional rain shower..."

No problem!

I'm so sorry to hear about your job...

Melanie said...

sorry about your job :(

Good luck this weekend in the half, too bad you won't have as much family as you were hoping for there, but you'll do awesome! Can't wait to hear about it!

Mica said...

Sorry about the job. I'm really impressed that you thought of positive sides to most of these things.

And in regards to carbo-loading weight loss, the up-side is that you will run an awesome race from all those yummy carbs you've been loading. Your in-laws don't seem to get running (no spectating in the rain? commenting on weight loss?) at all. LAME!

Beth said...

I'm so sorry about your job situation.

Good luck this weekend! That is too bad about your spectators, but I hope you have a great race dispite the rain. You will do great and feel even prouder of yourself.

Oz Runner said...

you should kick the in-laws off your cheering team...a little rain never hurt anyone, and YOU are the one running in it...maybe they need to borrow an umbrella or parka....

sorry to hear about the job...keep your head up....

run well this weekend...

Pearl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job. If I lived in Long Beach, I'd go over and cheer you on, too! :)

Heather said...

Sorry to hear about your job - that's tough.

Good luck tomorrow!

lindsay said...

good luck today! i hear the race is being (/was) delayed, hopefully it's going now though. funny about the un-needed potty breaks :)

so sorry to hear about your job. hopefully an even better opportunity will present itself from it!

J said...

So sorry to hear about you losing your job. Hopefully something else will come through. It is exciting that you signed up for another race!!

Coloradan said...

I am sure u will end up in a better job soon. Good Luck with everything Kavi!

The Happy Runner said...

Ugh. SO sorry about the job. That really stinks. I hope that losing this one means that something better is awaiting you.

Can't wait to hear about the race!

D10 said...

Sorry to hear about the job situations. Hopefully, something better will come along and soon!

Hope all went well at the race.

teacherwoman said...

Sorry to hear about your job... and what your mother-in-law said to you... how rude!

joyRuN said...

Sorry to hear about the job :(

Hope you got your half in before the rain started. That sucked.

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about the job... way to look at the bright side, though!

Bee At Work.. said...

You have a great attitude....it really counts during difficult times!!! It is how you look at life - whether the glass is half full or half empty..and keep going with this right attitude. All the best

Scheri said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job!

I hope you enjoyed your race yesterday! I can't wait to hear your report. After running hard, those couple pounds will be gone ;-) There is some more good news!

Take care!

Vickie said...

Hope your race went well. Looks like our bad weather moved your way. NYC in August will be fun--and steamy!

Ali said...

Really sorry to hear about your job. You have a really positive outlook.

NYC ... woo hoo

Erica said...

I'm so sorry about your job- this economy stinks! And your MIL needs to keep her comments to herself! Glad your husband is an awesome supporter!