Life is kind of coming to a head right now. There are so many things that are either ending or beginning in the next few days and I’m finding myself feeling a little stressed out over them, so I thought writing about them might help…
First, Deb’s dad has been visiting us for the past month. He’s such a dear, sweet man and we have really enjoyed having him with us. Tomorrow he heads back to Maryland and we’ll be readjusting to a house of three again. On one hand, I’m sorry he’s leaving – he’s a cool guy and I like him a lot! But on the other hand, I need to get back to my routine, and eating at restaurants 3 times per week is NOT part of my routine. He doesn’t get our plant-based eating style (he doesn’t like and won’t eat vegetables), so finding things to eat here at home (when we’re not going out) that will work for all of us has been challenging to say the least.
Second, my training plan for Great Floridian Triathlon begins on Monday, and I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it. I’ve really enjoyed my off-season. I’ve enjoyed lifting again. I’ve enjoyed just flying by the seat of my pants and doing what I FEEL like doing instead of being so structured. It’s very different from last year when I was chomping at the bit to get to the training. I’m sure it’s just a matter of getting back in the training mindset and I’m counting on my body and my mind jumping right back into the groove.
Third, the house is still on the market and we are getting antsy to get on with it. There’s no pressure to get it sold, but we’ve found the place we want to move and we’re just anxious to move on to the next stage of the adventure.
Fourth, Unrealogical has gone to the publisher and we’ve already gone through the first round of content review with the legal eagles and are now waiting for phase #2, and that’s a little nerve wracking.
Fifth, I start Round #3 of Swim Bike Fuel next week (or Round #1 of 3HU, depending on how you want to look at it) and I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself to really GET IT RIGHT this time. I’ve had great results with both of the previous rounds, but I get a little loose with the rules sometimes and I really want this to be a “third time’s the charm” type of thing.
So, lots going on and I just feel stressed out. I’ve been using all my tools, but my stomach feels all knotted up and I can’t seem to unravel it. Right here, in this moment, I am VERY uncomfortable. And when this happens, I get excited, because it usually means I’m on the verge of some major life shift. Something is out there looming on the horizon – something big – I just can’t quite see it yet.