I ran like my ancestors for 5.8 miles today and that is going to have to count for this week’s training. In fact, I wouldn’t even truly call it running, more like hiking while pretending I’m running. When I left my house I had the goal of beating my last time. Halfway up the enormous hill I changed it to just wanting peace. I have so many other fun things going on this week that a run just wasn’t in the cards.
I’m getting ready to pick-up 6 high-school girls and haul them up to Young Life summer camp where we will spend the next week! I’m so excited!!! The next seven days will be loaded with obstacle courses, singing, dancing, mountain biking, swimming, and endless late-night slumber parties with my girls. Seeing as the fun begins tonight, I just needed a moment to not be running around like a mad person (and thus not running in general!).
I love the beauty of Marin county! I especially enjoy one particular windy trail that reveals a vista of my small town snuggled into the hills. Every time I get to that view I can’t help but imagine myself as an explorer who has been trekking through the hills for months only to come upon this quaint village. It is especially breathtaking at night when the lights of the town are twinkling and you can picture people drinking wine until their lips turn red and eating plumbs by the fire for dessert. It seems like such a sleepy town, undisturbed by the world. It’s as if there is no other civilization around, just this tiny paradise nestled among the hilltops. Somehow I always get “O little town of Bethlehem” stuck in my head and wind up singing Christmas songs the rest of my run back to my hilltop home. It’s hard to believe I get to live here!!!
Now that I’m recharged, I’ve got some craft supplies to buy and my hair to get cut before the fun begins. Send me your good vibes while I’m away and I’ll see you in a week!