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.:)