Sunday, July 08, 2007

Waking up Happy

Waking up happy. I love it when this happens. I am going to take a very early morning run (once it gets slightly light outside) and then head to church. Then I am meeting a sponsee to do her 2nd step. It should be a very nice day.

Yesterday I went for an 800 meter swim, followed by a 12.4 mile bike ride, on hills, in the heat. It was glorious! I am thinking of registering for an extra triathon that is next weekend. So, I will have the tri on August 5, as well as the one next weekend. We shall see if I actually do it, but I know I am capable of it - and that is a nice feeling.

Last night was nightwatch. It was held at the mountain home of one of our members. It was 100 degrees in the city, and 68 degrees at his house! It was marvelous. We sat on his deck, and looked at the mountains and ate gobs of food. Someone at the deal said that we alcoholics "eat good food," I disagreed and said that we "eat happy food." Bratwurst, chips, scalloped potatoes, pasta salads, and cakes, cookies, candy, and of course, one Mary Christine Homebaked Blueberry Pie! I like to think that the calories consumed at an AA function don't really count - it is a spiritual event and not really physical at all.... sure... I like it.

"The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 115

8 comments:

Pam said...

Hi MC! Your night watch evening just sounds glorious! I have to agree with food consumed at an AA event does not count, it just provides the energy for all that "togetherness". Oh I definitly think you are quite capable of a tri next week!!!

Scott said...

hmm, I like your thinking on the calories/AA, etc. And, do you think that one of those famous MC Blueberry Pies would do well in the mail? lol

Scott W said...

Someone brought a HUGE bag of sweets from Starbucks (day old but who cares?) yesterday and I partook and definitely felt it the rest of the day. I have gotten away from carbs and when I load them up it weighs on me heavily.

Firefox let me title my post today and I went back and titled yesterday's too.

dAAve said...

ummmmmmmmmmmm

Mary Christine said...

Oh my Goodness! I installed Firefox, thanks to Scott W., and now I can view and enter comments! It's incredible!

Bouncing off the Bottom said...

I just got back from a bidness weekend, opened up your blog, and thought good golly, what a great opening sentence. The rest of the post was great (I love your exercise diary thing) but that first sentence was a real gift! Pure poetry.

lash505 said...

Yummm blueberry nice now that's what I am talking about.

Christine said...

how happy it makes me to know you woke up happy

Wish we had something like nightwatch, sound fun and filling too