I’m feeling lucky today.

Yesterday was a wonderful day. I got up and rode for a bit so see how my legs would feel after the long ride of Saturday. They felt great, and I managed to get some good time in my aerobars. I tend to stay out of them when it’s windy, but Sunday morning was beautiful. Then I went to church, went to a Round Rock Express baseball game with Carol, Bill and the kids, and then did a barbecue and baptism event at my church. It was a full day. It was busy, but all day long I was thinking about how lucky I am to have a church community, to have my family nearby, to be healthy, and to be able to put time towards training for a race like this one.

This morning, I met my sister Caroline to run for a bit before I came into work. She dropped the kids off at school really close to my house at 7:45, and I met her then. We did what turned out to be 6 miles at just over an 11 minute pace. As I was running, I realized how lucky I am to be able to meet my sister at 7:45, run for over an hour, and then get to work close a little after ten. I know not everyone has a job that allows for that flexibility. I do, and I’m thankful for that. The people I work with have been wonderfully supportive of this venture. I hope they know how much I appreciate that.

I had intended to swim before meeting Caroline, but I slept in because I woke up a bunch of times last night due to a storm. So I need to go swim tonight. It’ll feel good to get back in the water. I haven’t had a swim since Thursday.

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