I woke up this morning in the BEST mood. I don’t know why. And I don’t really care why. I woke with a smile and I LOVE IT!
I *might* have something to do with the dream I had last night. In my dream, I was just hanging out with Ozzy Osbourne, and Sharon of course, and we decided that I was to be his new personal assistant. I don’t remember the digits, but I know he had the coolest cell phone number. Also? He was so sweet! Nothing like the persona he has in public. So, naturally, we went and hung out in the Hamptons.
I have no idea.
Also today, I have walked around the Gas ‘n Sip more than normal, purposely smiling at cranky people. It is so much fun!! The response has been overwhelmingly negative and that makes me smile more! Yes, we’re at work, but it’s a gorgeous day!! So, heads up, cranky people – I WILL be smiling at you and being extra silly.
Tri update: I started training Monday. I’m starting the Couch to 5k program. I made it through day 1 remarkably easily. Day 2 is today. Yes, I know it’s only 2 days in, but I’m having fun so far.
AND! I have almost $500 in contributions already. I am overwhelmed by people’s generosity and support for me! I have more to live up to, but I can do it.
That’s how long I have until my life is formally changed forever.
But if you know me at all, you know that I tend to freak at new things.
Last year, in the midst of posting all the drivel just to say I posted something, I alluded to the idea that I wanted to sign up for a mini-triathlon in this area. I said that, but in the back of my mind I was thinking, “Pfft. AS IF that will happen.”
The mini-triathlon is called Tri-For-A-Cure and it’s an all women’s triathlon with all the money going to help breast cancer research. The events themselves are a 1/3 mile ocean swim, 12 mile bike, and 5k run.
Back at the time I said it, research told me that the event is REALLY popular and registration fills up almost immediately. YES! I had an out, if I needed it. “Gee, I *tried* to register, but it was full. I couldn’t.” Followed by much relief and batting of eyelashes.
The Universe called my bluff. Registration opened last night at 6:30. I was at my niece’s swim meet, sweating my butt off in a humid pool area, and thought, “Okay. You have to at LEAST make the attempt in order to say you couldn’t register. You don’t have a computer, but you have your phone.”
So there I am, trying to watch my niece, watching the clock, trying to register on my phone.
I hit send, thinking, “Be full. Be full. Be full.”
“You have new email.”
“Congratulations! You have successfully regis….”
I swear I heard the Universe chuckling. It is getting the last laugh. I have the confirmation and I am officially committed to doing this thing. I have spent the last 12 hours alternately excited, freaked, scared, hyperventilating, and a whole bunch of other stuff.
One of my favorite things is the Notes from the Universe that I get sent to me via email every morning. The motto is “thoughts become things”. Well, I just received confirmation that THAT is true!
NEVER EVER challenge the Universe. It will push you into new and exciting things.
So, now, I need to ask for your support and encouragement. If you would like to contribute financially to breast cancer research, you can pledge at: http://tfac2011.kintera.org/mhemphill
This pledge *might* be able to be applied as a charitable contribution on this years taxes. I’m not an accountant though, so don’t hold me to that.
If you can’t contribute financially, just your love and encouragement will be more than enough. Truly.
I’ll be posting updates here on how my training is going. I have 177 days until the event. (Yes, I counted.)
So, I guess the only thing left to say is…. where do I get a wetsuit?