I met my friend k out for shopping and dinner this evening to celebrate my upcoming birthday. What I love about k us that she isn’t a drinker, and she is a fitness freak. She is a triathlete but more impressive – a distance swimmer. Last year, she did a 3 mile open water swim and is currently training for a 6 mile open water swim! She is older than me; her son is in college, and really only started doing this stuff about 5 years ago when he was older. She knows that I struggle with finding the time for running/cycling/lifting, and she knows how down on myself I get when I realize that I can’t do know what I could five years ago. She never fails to lift me up, put things into perspective, and support me.
I’ve been pretty candid with her about my struggles with alcohol, and she may be the only friend I have that truly supports me. We had so much fun shopping – we even had a little photo shoot in the dressing room.
And then, chicken lettuce cups and iced green tea at PF Chang’s. It was nice to gave an evening with someone I truly connect with, and to not even have to worry about the booze situation.
Did I mention how much fun we had? Sober!