Renewed Passport before the federal government shutdown - check
Travel arrangements made to NYC to connect with flight to Ethiopia - check
Fundraising completed - almost. At 96%
Training - getting there
Ran a great 5-miler this morning in the fog. It was hauntingly beautiful. My wonky hip cooperated. It seems to do better when I run more frequently, and I had just run a 3+ miler on Friday evening so it was good today.
In response to those who comment that maybe I am a bit old to be taking on such an adventure, what can I say. I'm a late bloomer? Slow and steady wins the race? I didn't have my first child until late into my 30's. I adopted my second at 50. And now I'm running a race at the over-ripe age of 54, in the land that gave me my daughter . It all makes perfect sense to me.
I may need to curb my desire to spend on gear. I find myself looking online at all the great running shoes, capris, tanks, jackets, etc. Then I stop before I pull out my credit card. And I put on all my old ratty stuff and head out. And while I'm out running I pass the Marathon Sports on Mass Ave. and if I had my credit card on me I would interrupt my run, go in and shop, shop, shop.