For the neighborhood, its a break between the fog and wind of summer and the rain and wind of winter. For me... it is the week before the 3 day when our coaches advise us to have shorter, easier walks to let our bodies repair themselves for the challenge of 60 miles in 3 days starting in just a week.
As I write this now in the comfort of my air conditioned office, I am debating whether to call Patti to bring me up the hill back home. I know the coaches would advise me to do that. But right now, I am sitting in the chair ignoring the dried residue from my sweaty walk to lunch. Just glad I am not meeting clients in person today. If the phone had smell-i-vision they would certainly change the channel.
We all are quite excited. I have pulled out my BIG rolling duffel bag. I have my list of what to pack. I sterilized one of my Camelback backpacks for Katie to use. I am breaking in my 3rd pair of shoes to be ready for next week. I am about as ready as I could be.
All this training, all this planning and still I am nervous about being ready. WHY. Because I know it is a challenge. I remember how difficult that 3rd day was and I am praying my strategies this year will help me through better than before. I am nervous that everyone on our team will do alright and be glad the walked. I am nervous that there will not be very many people cheering. I am nervous that Glenn may be bored running here and there when I know him being there is part of the reason I can do this at all. I have more thoughts in my head than bytes in a super computer. I am overwhelmed with feelings. I am ready.
Today as Patti and I walked into Sausalito for lunch we were stopped by a man who wished us well. As I returned from the office a woman stopped me to thank me for walking. Someone yelled at me from their bikes, "Good for you!" I am ready. Are you?
If you do not live in SF or nearby, please look up www.the3day.org and find a location close to you. Make a sign. Wear some pink. Make a difference. Be the reason someone can finish this walk. Come to cheer. And if you are in the Mill Valley neighborhood on Oct 2nd, come cheer with Alain Pinel - near Kevin's Pumpkin Patch and Terra Teak and 100 Shoreline Hwy. We are working to get press there and lots and lots of crazy happy cheering people. BE ONE.
A Heron, waiting for the change in the wind or the 3 day....
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