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"It's better to feel pain than nothing at all. The opposite of love's indifference." - The Lumineers

Monday, 17 May 2010

A day of good news

Sometimes a bunch of good things happen in a row. And today, that is exactly what happened. Of course I felt like I should be punished for forgetting to wash The Lorax's face, waking Natali up too late and then parking illegally.

First, I was invited byHelle to join their "super group" of women runners in the 24 hour run in Holte, Denmark from June 5th-6th. I got the confirmation today that I'm in. We are 6 women who have to divide up the 24 hours of running as strategically as we can between us. My dear friend Henriette is also on the team. Plus we are sponsored by Kaiser Sport (it is insane how excited I get about free technical running gear). I guess we're officially going for the win. I can't wait!

Then I received a letter at work saying I had received 25.000 kr. towards my research project from a foundation in Copenhagen. And not two minutes later, I opened my work mail and found a scanned letter saying I had received permanent authorisation to work as a physician in Denmark, and thus the rest of Europe. So YES! all done with those medical tests! I have already started receiving recruitment letters from small towns in Norway and Sweden desperate for doctors. Ahhh, dreaming is fun.

When I got home, I found this in the mail.



Oh, running socks from Piccola Pinecone and a good luck card for the Copenhagen Marathon. I got tears in my eyes. Not a lucky day, but a good day. Some people would buy a lottery ticket, but not me. I think about the people that made it good and marvel.

Remember to take time to stop and really smell the tulips.



11 comments:

helle86x said...

Wow, what a fantastic day. Congratulations.
And I am so very happy to have you on the team in Holte.
Hugs Helle

Marilyn said...

I think it's karma (the good kind).

Barefoot AngieB said...

Woohoo! That is a good day!

Diana said...

What an awesome day! So much to celebrate and be happy about. Yea!

Ewa said...

What a way to start the week. Congratulations! Could you post more about the 24 hour event?
So will you stay in Denmark? :)
Gosh, I loved Norway!
Now does he know how to REALLY smell the tulips or what? This is so cute. Was his nose just a little bit brown after?

PiccolaPineCone said...

congratulations for the funding and the official doctor status.
wow, that was fast. i only sent them friday afternoon. i'm sure you realize, they are not to be used in the marathon this week-end. never use any new gear in a race!

Anonymous said...

With all that good karma coming your way (not to mention good luck socks) I might have to change my bid in Piccola PineCone's competition to predict your time on sunday... if this good karma trend continues you'll have wings to carry you through the course :-)

/malene

mmmonyka said...

Great start to the week. Hope it continues until Sunday!

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sea legs girl said...

Ewa: yeah we'll stay in Denmark at least for a few years because I'm doing a 3 year PhD and definitely want to finish it.

Piccola, as I indicated on your blog, those socks are the best (I am wearing them now) and I am going to take the big risk and wear them. They are much nicer than my other socks (except for the other pair you gave me :)).

Jakob Lind Tolborg said...

I am looking forward to getting to know you at 24RUN :-)

With an ambition of Løbeklubben på Facebook (Facebook Running Club) having 3 teams this year, I have been looking forward to this run for almost a year.
Ending up with 5 teams and 3 solo runners it can't be anything but a fantastic weekend.