July 22, 2006 02:13 AM
Haven’t been able to sleep through the night for a month now. There is thunder in the distance and a cool breeze coming through this room. It is 5 A.M. and I’m doing laundry in the machine in another part of the house and sitting in front of the fan here while listening to cicadas outside the window and savoring an ice cold glass of champagne in my mind but sipping water in actuality. Realizing in my gut that to do something worthwhile by my own standards that I have to leave my comfort zone and face the resistance alone. As countless times before.
Today we rehearse starting early… and without sleep, I’m wearing my running shoes and heading out the door to have the trail to myself and maybe one other lone runner before sunrise.