Sometimes You Have to Do It: Sleeping In
I slept in. Seriously, my kids asked if I was sick because I never, never sleep past 7:30 and that's a late morning. But today I must have needed it because I woke up at 7:30, went to the bathroom, figured I'd just lay and relax for a few minutes and wake up slowly and when I opened my eyes it was 10. TEN!!!! Holy cow! I feel like a new person today and very, very relaxed.
Tomorrow I have a trail race that I'm pretty excited about. 7.5 miles and hard on trails I've trained on - not regularly but enough to be familiar with the area. I keep thinking race season is over and then the team finds another one, or I realize there's one more. After this, I believe there are only 2 more for the year but don't hold your breath. I feel very blessed this year as far as races go. I used to enter races and then took two years off from entering any events although I still ran very consistently all by my lonesome. I decided I missed the events so this year my goal was to enter a couple. To my amazement I had gotten faster, was asked to join a team and I've entered many more events than I had anticipated.
For a hard year financially that's even more of a blessing. At any rate, today will be a lazy day spending a few hours at the lake. Some kids are going, some are hanging out at home. Every once in awhile it's just good to have a down day no matter how you end up spending it. My thoughts, in part, are focused on tomorrow's race, as well as the blessings in my life - my family, my friends, our home, my team.