Back in May, the week after Ice Age, I said "I had a bad week".
For those of you who don't know what was going on in my personal life, it was simple.
I lost my job. 2nd time in 16 months.
But... I said ultrarunning has taught me how to deal with adversity, difficult times, and how to keep your eye on the prize.
I decided after this lay off that I was going to be aggressive and do things a bit differently. I decided to call a company I have always wanted to work for, and start a conversation on why they should hire me.
To make a long story short, they had recently decided to put a position in the Midwest doing the same thing I was doing in my last gig.
One thing led to another. I battled hundreds of others through the interview process.
I got the call today that I got the job.
This is pretty close to a dream job for me at this point in my career. And it is incredibly ironic that this and my last job (which I also loved), came to me in the worse economy of my professional life (or life period).
This job transition is a major reason I took such a huge step back. I was emotionally tapped out, and running well was not something I even cared about.
So now the table is turned.
I am very fortunate to have this opportunity, as well as the support and kind words from all of my running buddies in real life and on the blogosphere.
The area I cover will stretch from Colorado to Ohio, Canada to the Gulf. That is a lot of trail running.
Call me the lucky dog.
I will still be based where I am now, so I will still be around to battle the faster Matts.
Thanks to everybody who has been a friend in this trying time.
Now I have to get back in shape..... the trails are a callin'