These past weeks have been anything but easy for us. We’ve had a big scare and then The Annoucement from MCM, it’s like the fates were against us. Well, what do we do?
First, the big scare. As everyone is trying to be cautious around this pandemic, we are one of the most cautious. We have older parents who have all sorts of underlying conditions, so we are always wearing our masks when we go out and not going to restaurants or anything that puts us in danger of exposure. We are careful but sometimes that doesn’t matter. Our son came over one day and then the unthinkable…someone at his work has covid-19. Damn! So he goes to get tested and we worry and wait. We can’t go run with our Galloway group just in case, I can’t check on my parents, we are quarantined. And we’re still training for MCM and Chris is getting faster!
Then…MCM makes a major announcement that the time to complete the marathon and 50k has been changed. Now instead of 14:00 per mile it will be 12:00 per mile! That’s a big slap in the face for those back of the pack runners. Chris takes it in stride and says this will not stop him. We opt for the virtual. So the training continues. He is still optimistic that he will run 26.2 come October just not at DC but at the rail trail.
We did get good news Friday, our son tested negative so we are a-okay. In these uncertain times though it pays to be careful, you just never know. So Chris is off to scout summer camp, and when he gets back we’ll continue to marathon train. The fates are with us again.
Remember it’s not about the destination it’s about the journey,