And I am heading out to the lake for a little (800 - 1000 meters) swim at daybreak, followed by a 12 to 20 mile bike ride. And I am excited about it! Training for a triathlon is fun!
Why do I write about my exercise each day? Because I love it. I have a separate fitness blog, where I talk about it in detail and get lots of good support and help from other people who are truly jocks, but here I talk about it because it is a big part of my sobriety. If my illness is three-fold: physical, spiritual, and mental... I need to do my best to restore my health in each of these areas. My physical exercise is also tremendously helpful for my mental state. It really helps!
Yesterday I was sweating how I was going to get to the 5:30 meeting. I knew I wasn't going to get to the 6:30 a.m. this morning because I will be at the lake by that time. But I had to mow the lawn and get some work done on my bike, and if I went to the 5:30, I knew these things would not get done. Then an intuitive thought came to me: I get a lunch break! So I drove home at lunch and quickly ran, in my dress, around my lawn with my lawn mower... then I drove to the bike store and got my bike fixed up... and picked up a slice of pizza and went back to work. I was sitting in a colleague's office later in the day and she said "do you have DIRT on your leg?" Sure 'nuff, I had dirt all over my legs! Cooooool.
Have a great sober weekend everyone.
"Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it. This dream world has been replaced by a great sense of purpose, accompanied by a growing consciousness of the power of God in our lives. We have come to believe He would like us to keep our heads in the clouds with Him, but that our feet ought to be firmly planted on earth." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 130