I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
You probably don’t remember me…Liza
When I was teaching this weekend, one of the students came up to me during a break after lunch and said, “You probably don’t remember me, but…”
(This kind of lead in always upsets my stomach. Oh no, what kind of misstep have I made?)
“You were one of my instructors up in Alaska in 2005.”
(Instant relief. 12 years is a respectable amount of time to lose a face memory — especially when that face was altered by over 20 days on the Alaskan tundra and glaciers.)
I looked at him closely and started to remember.
That’s him in the blue. I’m the sleepy looking one.
I can’t believe we didn’t take a 12-years later picture together, but we didn’t. At the end of class on Sunday, he told me that Alaska course had changed his life. And said thanks. I’ve been on a high ever since. I’ll get back to teaching in the field again one of these days.
Running: 90 minutes easy to moderate effort.