Day 771 – Thankful for a Non-Stop Day and Trying Something New

Whew, today has been a wild one! As I sit at the kitchen table grabbing a snack (more on that in a bit) I just realized that this is the first time I’ve had to myself to relax outside of drive time (which isn’t really very relaxing). We’ve got a big end to the week at work with an awesome two day training set to start tomorrow. In order to prep and keep everything else running all my focus has been on work… except when I was the Uber driver for Dominic for church! Even my normal chill time at the coffee shop with Gavin while waiting for Dominic was spent on my laptop catching up on emails.

With all that in mind, I love these crazy busy nonstop days. They are usually followed by much progress and moments of peace. This is when we’re growing and becoming stronger and better, I’ll remember that and smile the entire time.

The other thing I’m thankful for today is trying a new food. I’m really focused on eating the same things pretty much all the time, but after a couple of books I knew I just had to try something a little crazy and off the beaten path… pinole!

This superfood from Mexico is a staple food for some of the best endurance runners in the world. Who am I to argue? I ordered a couple of bags off Amazon and was able to have a little snack to try it out. Not too bad! Not great, but definitely edible. It’s also one of the first times I’d argue that the serving size should really be about half of what is listed.

With a couple of crazy goals starting to form in my head I know I’m going to need to try new things and do things I’ve never done in order to accomplish things that I never had. This was a nice psychological nudge in the right direction for me and I’m glad I tried it.


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