So tomorrow: it's the 19th installment of the most popular 50K in northeast Ohio, the Buckeye Trail 50K. Forecast? Go figure...hot and humid. You just have to love a forecast that reads "rising humidity into the weekend." Well, at least I'm heading in eyes wide open and know what to expect. Back in 2007, the BT50K was my first ultra...on July 14th, in fact. I ran it in 6hrs, 37min. I honestly don't know what I'll run it in tomorrow. It'll be humbling, for sure, but I'll be sure to have fun. I just want to enjoy it and get another 50K finish. I will miss the company of my bride, for sure, but knowing she'll be waiting at the end is enough. I plan to not carry any phone or timing device of any kind. Just me, my Brooks, a handheld water bottle, and the trail in front of me.
So what kind of day will you have today? Like I tell my little girls, that is a decision we have to make when we awake every day. Sure, circumstances come our way like a wrecking ball at times but still, we can find good in everything and often, we have to step into the light and choose to stay there. May this be an encouragement to YOU to do just that. It's Friday, after all! Have a great weekend, everyone, and enjoy it!
|Sunrise on my way to work on Thursday|