In other news, Foote and I celebrated our 6th Anniversary. We were able to spend the evening in the temple and then went out for some middle eastern cuisine which brought back a lot of college memories for me, since I had my own gang of Arab buddies that used to cook dinner for me all the time, I was almost tempted to eat with my hands and sit on the floor for old time sake.
I also did my triathlon sprint. It was harder than I remember it being. I think I have spent the last six months saying it is only a sprint, and talking it down long enough that I convinced myself it would be super easy. It definitely was not. I didn't do as well as I would have liked, but it still felt like a good accomplishment, and gave me some things to work on for next year in order to improve my time. Thanks for everyone that came out to support me, I know that watching someone competing in a triathlon is not all that exciting and is a lot of waiting around more than anything so I appreciate all the support.
Alyson completed two weeks of swimming lessons. After the first day she informed me that she didn't like swimming lessons because the teacher wouldn't let her swim by herself. She loves to swim underwater and was completely convinced that if the teacher would just get out of her way she could swim all by herself, which is definately not the case and the poor teacher spent a lot of time moving the drowning Aly back on to the stairs after her attempts to swim off by herself.
Last but not least, I completed my last day of the paper out. This is big news!! I will actually be functioning on more than four hours of sleep a night. Not to mention how much easier it will be to do morning training runs without having already being up since 1:00.
I will miss a few things believe it or not. I will miss my private audiobook time, I probably easily listened to two or three audiobooks a week while doing the route. I will also miss all my late night friends that worked in all the various places I delivered papers to. The 7-11 Nepal guys that gave me free hot chocolate and always gave me a bad time. The circle K guy that referred to me as the newspaper wench (some how after a while it stopped annoying me) the Wal-mart ladies that gave me the weekly updates on all the weekly grocery deals. On the other hand, I am so excited to have energy to get all the way through the day. It will be nice to be able to take vacations without having to worry about getting a substitute. I might make it through a movie without crashing.