Today was the first day of the Olympic Games. The “eve” of greatness has already happened in Beijing, what with the 12 hour time difference, but for those of us that did not watch the internet today, tonight’s Olympic games ( which started at 8:08 on 8/8/08) will kick off a most special time. There will be triumphs, there will be heartbreak, but we know that there will be trials of the human spirit that many of us will never face. We may not face these trials on the track, or in the pool or in any athletic venue, but we may face challenges of the non-athletic kind. But the next two weeks are dedicated to the trials and tribulations of the athletes and can inspire even the most stolid spirit.
I ran last night only 3 miles, but it felt great. I took today off as a treatment day and attended my second session of Physical therapy. Things are progressing nicely.
Tomorrow I am off to the Cape and running the Falmouth Road Race.
Wish me luck!