Saturday, September 4, 2010

a good day

So it looks like Earl peetered out and was not the giant storm we had expected. Nonetheless, my sprint tri was postponed until tomorrow secondary to strong currents. It's pretty rare that a race is postponed until the next day. I'm pretty happy about that.

Instead of racing, I went on a slow group run, drove the bike route of tomorrow's race, and then went to the farmer's market for this week's groceries. As I was driving home, I was thinking about all the other things on my "to-do" list and it hit me: if I were reading a memoir or something and somebody else described my life to me, I would be really jealous of it. I'd be thinking "Oh, a nice group run, a ride down a meandering road past horse farms to prepare for a race the next day, a trip to the farmer's market where there is food and live music...must be nice!"

In my own life, I don't appreciate it. Instead, I'm thinking of all the other things I need to accomplish and basically treating my life like a running list. And though I am a big fan of lists, I don't want to live my life like it's a list of thinks to be ticked off one at a time.

And so for the rest of the day, I tried to appreciate all the good things that are surrounding me.

Off to bed...big race tomorrow!

1 comment:

The Singlutionary said...

I realized this lately in regards to my Sundays. I am always thinking: I have so much to do -- I am so stressed out. But the things I have to do are lovely: run around the lake, swim, meet a new roommate, drive with the windows down, catch up with a friend.

YES. It is time to quit stressing and enjoy it. So much of my life is about ME these days. I need to quit worrying!!