First.....my new header. I am not trying to fool anyone. Believe me I am not beating those guys near me in the picture. This tri had an unusual way of doing waves - by registration time, not age. So I started well before these guys and I was worried about them pushing me under as they swam by!
I have a race tomorrow - my first 5K in quite some time......since July 4. The only non triathlon/duathlon I have done since July was my Rock and Roll half in Providence. Hard for me to believe. But tomorrow for my November race......which I was getting a little worried about -I will be doing a 5K. Goals? No idea...... To survive. To be in the low 9s in time. To have fun.
Tonight my husband and I went out to dinner and for a couple of beers with a friend and it was delightful. Today I went to school and worked on report cards until I was just too tired to finish them. But I made good progress. I am getting two new kids on Monday and OMG please don't make them too hard. My students are so excited at getting new kids. Please make it turn out okay. One boy was so excited he was jumping all day. He needs a new friend his age and I so so so hope it works out for him. For me too!
Yesterday I got a text from Jameson who knew I was going to Burlington to join him and his friends for a drink. He had a Switchback waiting for me when I got there. It was fun to have a little down time with him and definitely lessened the stress of the day. He gets my stresses and is a great listener.
Later when I went to leave the area I put my parking ticket through the machine. When I went to exit the garage I no longer had the parking ticket. I got out and talked to the guy in the booth who tried to figure out what I might have done. Eventually he just lifted the gate and let me though. I had to call Jameson as we have had the "older woman, trusting demographic" conversation before. Had that been him, he would have had to pay the ticket for the whole day, me - the older gray haired woman - they let through. When I go into a store with a backpack he is amazed as it is just something he doesn't do as he gets stopped. Just his age and gender - he is not a tough looking guy. He thinks I could make it as a thief as no one would ever check me. Just kidding any police who read my blog.
What do you do to lessen stress? I could use some hints. And I don't mean exercise as I am all over that.
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