Tomorrow is my sobriety anniversary: 27 years since I last drank. I don't go to AA anymore; and my desire not to drink is more related to maintaining a spiritual connection than it is to a disease.
August 9 is the 9th anniversary of getting kicked out of the monastery. I became a monk in the world.
So, I have some new running goodies scheduled to arrive as presents. And I am having a mid-year performance check-up with my new boss on the 9th. That is sort of cool since being a fabulous engineer is important to my life in the world.
Well, I wrote that sentence early this morning. About the noon hour: Surprise! I was given a monetary Special Recognition Award. Wow! I have not ever received something like that before.
This morning, I made it out of bed in time for a 70 minute workout, of which 30 min was speed walking outside. I can't get my mind off the long distance races I have coming up. Mostly, I hope for a good time at Ultracentric.com in Texas. I have signed up for the 48 hour, knowing full well I won't be able to get to Dallas until at best 8 hours after the start of the race. It will be my first experience of camping on the course instead of going to a hotel. I am excited about it because it seems like my foot is healing up and I'll be able to do this event.
Of course, Ultracentric is after my company sponsored German work vacation and a half marathon run in Germany.
Crimony! A Course in Miracles is good. Go study it.