Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Gentle Reminders

Saturday we had a great night... an adult night full of fun- but I sooooo see why many athletes don't drink.  Just like Proverbs 20 says:

" Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish.  It's stupid to get drunk."

While it may be fun in the moment, it sucks the next day- especially when you have to make the Facebook walk of shame from drunk status updates. Ha!

And often, it will cause you to miss training- two days in my case.  Boo! 

But not to worry, on Tuesday I got back on track and even rode the bike trail from Leesburg to Ashburn and back by myself.  I was super proud- but also completely freaked the entire trip.  Next time, I will bring mace.  Ya see, every single person I rode by spooked me.  I thought for sure they were all serial killers and out to butcher me and throw me in a creek.  Or something like that.

Luckily, I found my usual comfort in my tri training- and I'm convinced I have someone looking out for me.  Not once, but twice, I passed a bright red cardinal.  Nanny was always big on old wive's tales- and she would always say if you see a cardinal that it's going to snow.  I saw the first one and immediately cringed at the thought of snow... but when I saw the second one, I realized maybe it was someone just stopping by to say, "Hey- I see ya. Enjoy the ride.  You are safe." 

Tomorrow I'm going to shoot for a 12 mile bike followed by a 3 mile run.  Wish me luck. 

Oh, and I must be doing something right.  We all know I have confidence issues- and tonight Sweet Addie Tay prayed, "Dear Jesus... "I love my family.... followed by a whole bunch of other stuff- that girl is never at a loss for words....  and then closed with,  I love myself so much because I'm made special and everyone is made special. Amen.

Yep. We are all special... drunk nights, extra pounds, and all.  We are special.:)

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