the first hour is in the books.

the first hour is in the books.
“that guy” is not here
you know “that guy”
he blasts off with 35 minute yards
(more like 42 on the rugged big’s trail)
and wins every lap….

until he is suddenly gone.

somehow “that guy” did not make the field at the championships.
this veteran group has come for the long haul.
everyone is just glad that the waiting is finally over.

it is a cool, sunny, and pleasant morning.
the runners are chatting and taking it easy
the crews are working out their routines.
in the back of everyone’s mind is where this is all headed.

but for the moment it is just a really nice saturday morning to take a jog in the woods.