I made peach pies on Saturday afternoon. Probably not the best thing to do on a hot day, but that is why I have AC, right? I took one of the pies to an AA activity, it was nice.
Yesterday was my race. I prayed real hard for God to stay with me to show me where I could be helpful to others and not thinking about myself. I can get really hung up on "bad performance" when I don't feel I am doing well. I have learned in AA that kind of behavior and thinking is just as self-centered as any other. There are nervous ladies all of the place in an event such as a triathlon, I just tried to be helpful to them. So most of the time I wasn't thinking about myself. And I had a great time. It was way too hot for my tastes, but it was still good.
At one point during the run, I got stuck behind some woman who was shouting what she thought was encouragement to others. In the form of "think of an ice cold margarita! think of an ice cold beer! How bout a martini!" Over and over and over again. Finally I shouted "think of a nice air conditioned AA meeting!" I don't think she cared for that, but holy cow, not everyone is motivated by thoughts of alcoholic beverages. I can't even imagine being at the end of a triathlon thinking about getting drunk?! I finally got a burst of energy and pulled away from her.
It is all good. I am out of here now to get to my 6:30 meeting... late. Oh well.
Have a great sober Monday everyone.