Well, I guess I”m officially consider myself a long-distance runner now that I’ve clipped off 16 marathons. 26.2 miles is really quite a long distance if you think about running errands or driving across town, yet I still set out to run about 5 hours every year and do a huge loop around Houston. In training for the NYC marathon, we’re really starting to up our distance on our long weekend runs. 14 miles was brutal on Friday, but it feels good to be running again. I was running about 20 mile a week last year when I went nuts running Rock n Roll marathons, but my total weekly distances have been much lower this year.
I’m amazing at how much technology has really obliterated distances- from cars, planes, and trains that can move us around the globe thousands of times faster than at any time in history. Even when physical distance still separates us, technologies like cell phones, internet, skype, and email keep us so much more connected no matter the miles between people.
The prompt totally has the lyrics from the Cake song- Going the Distance now stuck in my head. Takes me back to high school…
Overall, outside all my work & personal travels, I live in a very small world. My parents & my job are within a short distance & I’m so thankful I don’t have to spend hours every week sitting in traffic covering long distances to work. Our friends do live across town, a fairly good distance, especially when traffic is bad, but it’s all freeway & we can make pretty good time to the north side of town on weekends.
I’m generally good with maps, numbers, geometry, maps, and measuring things. I’ve become increasingly dependent on Google maps and/or Neverlost (from Hertz) when driving to know how far I am from where I’m going & how long it will take me to get there.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Had another incredible feast prepared by hubby today, shared with friends & family.