I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Hello from the Boston airport! Eliot and I are lounging in the farthest corner of the C Terminal. It’s a desolate, plugless, coffee-less wasteland back here, but we’re content. Eliot’s still hip deep in bodice-ripping historical fiction about ancient Ireland and I’m having fun perusing my e-mail.
We managed to carry all our bags onto the plane, so we’re also feeling pretty flush. I kept expecting some airline official to challenge us about our bulky backpacks, but it never happened. I’m almost disappointed. Those “these dimensions only” containers have an air of challenge about them. I might have to hike the three miles to the nearest snack stand to buy an overpriced treat. Imaginary savings always burn a hole in my pocket. And it’s dinnertime in Ireland right now.
Oh, before I write anything else, I need to warn you not to watch the movie “Sanctum.”. Don’t do it. Ever. I watched it on the seven hour flight from Dublin and I should have volunteered to clean the bathrooms on the plane instead. It’s about cave divers exploring a huge cave system when a hurricane hits. There’s strong emotion, flooding, and lots of death. Let me ruin things entirely for you just in case you’re thinking it doesn’t sound too bad. Everybody dies. Well, one guy lives, but you don’t really care. Eliot watched the movie first and tried to save me when he saw I’d tuned into the same thing. He covered the screen and mouthed, “Stop now before it’s too late.” I ignored him. How bad could it be? I was trapped on a plane. I will say once I realized everybody was going to die, it was fun to guess what drowning expression they’d choose etc.
In running news, I have created a beautiful training plan for the Heartland 100. I’m going to focus on increasing my speed. I won’t register for a few more weeks to see how my foot holds up. If I have too go a bit more slowly, I’ll sign up for the Javelina 100. I’ll start posting the training log tomorrow and nutrition logs once I get home. Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. And thanks so much to those folks who sent ideas about alternate races. It was wonderful to feel part of a community. Blogs are good things. 🙂