Without knowing it, this week became a celebration, a culmination of the word DONE and the apex of the last 3 months of living.
DONE with my 100 mile week. This was physically exhilarating. Days of fast, days of slow, days and days and days of climbing. I love this kind of stuff. I live for the big weeks, the hard weeks. It really makes me feel alive.
DONE getting my kids in school. . . lots of firsts this year. I have a high schooler, now. There were some fears going into day 1, but to my surprise, each of my children had a better than expected start. It was a relief to pick up each one and hear a similar story of how excited they were about their friends and teachers and school.
DONE with my parent’s move. This is a tough one, still is. My parents moved to Michigan at the end of July.
DONE trying to orchestrate the matters of a 14 year old’s heart. This was a huge surprise to me, this friendship, this relationship. It caught me off guard in too many ways to name. Boy, did I have a lot to learn about beauty, about being 14, about caring about other people, about boys, about girls. Still learning here.
Monday Trail: 18 miles, 3177′
Tuesday Track: 9 miles/Stairs: .30 (10 minutes)/Trail: 8.7, 1300′
Wednesday Trail: 21.3 miles, 3300′
Thursday Road: 7.16 miles/Trail: 7 miles/Treadmill: 1 mile @ 15%, .60 @ 5%, 2078′
Friday Road: 8 miles/Trail: 19.5 miles, 3175′
Saturday Trail: 6.25, 965′
107 miles and 13995′ uphill
Great people and great athletes realize early in their lives their destiny, and accept it. Even if they do not consciously realize the how, the where, the what.
-Percy Wells Cerutty