Just an easy five today in 38:55. Really great fall morning in Utah and the first Saturday off in a while without a cross country meet.
pm: met my girls for practice at 5 pm in the gully. I got there a little early and walked the Upper Loop - about 1.25 miles. Beautiful evening. Spent most of the walk thinking about the Grand Canyon R2R2R Run on Monday and about how much running has enriched my life for 32 years now. At the end I sat down with the girls and discussed the workout and the plan for the next 12 days before the state meet. But in the back of my mind I was thinking about how I hoped that the sport would end up being half as meaningful for them as it has been for me. I'd trade a state championship for that assurance.