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!