Last night I attended a party with no issues, and had a ton of fun.  🙂  Which made me realize that sometimes I have no problem at all being social.  It must be specific circumstances that cause the occasional negative reaction, and I just need to figure out what those are.  Either way, it was great to have such a positive experience so close to my bad one… it just proves that it is something I can probably figure out with some time.

I have to say, if my current career ever fails me… I have a promising future as a psychic.  😉  Of course I’m kidding.  But my mad skills at The Future Game are in high demand these days and never disappointment.  For those of you not in the know, it’s a fun game I made up several years ago where you try to predict 3 positive things in someone else’s future.  It ends up being a great positive affirmation exercise, and it’s a lot of fun.  I played it with 4 people yesterday and I feel like my accuracy rate is getting better and better.  The best part is seeing the person’s face when you tell them about something hopeful in their future… their whole energy seems to change and almost always brings a smile to their face.  You should try it.  🙂  Another reason for accuracy could be the ability to trust your own instincts.  If you reach inside deep enough, it’s amazing the clarity you will find.  And sometimes it’s easier to see things for another person than it is for yourself.

I’ve had an intense running schedule for the past 5 days or so.  I lost an off day due to being sick last week, and am basically doing two long runs in one seven-day period (one on Monday, and one this Saturday).  I am considering taking off Sunday & Monday so I can resume my regular Monday & Friday off day schedule next week. Plus my body will need the rest by then.

I need to check my calendar at work, b/c I am fairly certain that my Half Ironman training starts in about a week & a half.  I’m actually pretty pumped about it… it will be nice to incorporate swimming & cycling to break up some of the monotony.  That gives me plenty of time to get a few new things gear-wise too.  I am in desperate need of a new exercise swimsuit!!

Tonight is round two of The Lounge Guys, only this time Mike will be performing in Birmingham close to where we live.  Seems like they are going to have a pretty big turn-out too, which is always exciting.  I will be sure to post photos & video tomorrow!