Happy Thursday! Here are the Three Things on my mind today:
1. Last night IronHubs and I were taking our dog for a walk when we saw this:
Yes, that’s a BEAVER. Now, you might be thinking, “So what, it’s a beaver,” but I had never seen one in real life before! And this one was so close to my house (less than half a block from my front door) that IronHubs ran home and got the camera before the beaver swam off. I sure do love living next to a creek – I get to see all sorts of wildlife right here in the middle of a city.
2. I’m starting to get nervous about Saturday’s duathlon. *sigh* I didn’t mean to start putting pressure on myself, but whoomp, there it is! The good news about racing a series is that you get to do the same course three times and hopefully improve each time. The bad news of course is that you (and by “you,” I mean “I”) start wondering just how much improvement can be made…maybe a little, maybe a lot. I’m aiming for “a lot,” in case you were wondering.
3. I keep taking unintentional days off, which isn’t helping my nervousness about the race! I have to admit it out loud, I’m not swimming any more. Ironic, no? Now that the weather is beautiful and the pool has warmed up, I haven’t swum a lap in weeks. So every time my training plan calls for a swim day, I can be found lounging about like a slug. No, you’re right, that’s not entirely true. Most of my training days are twofers anyway, so there is nothing sluggy about me. There’s that nervousness talking again – I keep thinking maybe I haven’t done enough to hit my goals.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen near your house??