Monday, July 21, 2008

Nine months to go

The start of Trans Europe in Bari, Italy is 9 months away, and it finishes 11 months from today in Norway. Midsummer's Day, in fact - so far north, I'm sure it will be daylight for all 24 hours. I can't wait to get to the Arctic Circle and see the Northern Lights. I'm feeling very good these days; all my muscle problems which made 2007 so miserable & painful for me have receded, and training is going very well. 70+ miles this week was no problem, and so I'm getting more confident that I will be able to ramp my mileage and make it to the start...making it to the finish will be an altogether different and harder challenge.

I like this quote just in from the ocean rower Roz Savage, who's right now in the middle of the Pacific Ocean:

In ordinary life on dry land, I get so wrapped up in the general busy-ness and bustle, and it's only when I get out on the ocean, or into the mountains, or otherwise into the wild, that I am reminded that in the overall span of time and space, my little life - although very important to me - is smaller than a grain of sand on a beach.

1 comment:

Leah said...

Ah, that's a wonderful quote.

The way time shifts and changes during an endurance event is one of the things I love most about the whole endeavor.