1. Tide low enough on my way across the bridge in the morning that I can see seals sunning themselves on shelves of exposed rock.
2. An awesome after work swim with women from my triathlon team. The longest I've ever swum in one work-out, in fact (nearly a mile and a half!)
3. And realizing that I'm strong enough right now to do a triathlon, even though I've still got 6 weeks before my scheduled race.
(Is there anyone who doesn't look a little silly in neoprene?)
4. The fact that I work out with a bunch of women who are impressed rather than horrified by the truly fabulous bruise I gave myself on Saturday, when I had a, shall we say, "unplanned exit" from my bike. (Sorry, no picture. My mom reads this blog, and I fear if she saw the bruise, she'd come out to California and let all the air out of my bike tires to keep me from ever getting on the confounded machine again.) (Love you, Mom!)
5. A chicken gyro with extra tzatziki sauce.
6. $3 bunches of brilliantly orange farmer's market ranunculus brightening my bedroom.
(An aside -- I just googled ranunculus to make sure I was spelling it right and learned that the gorgeous, ruffly ranunculuses (ranunculi?) that I get at the farmer's market are a type of buttercup. I had no idea - they look so different! )