The weekly track sessions are attracting more runners and some of the local legends are now regulars. How can you not be inspired running repeats on the last 1/4 mile of the Western States course with Tim Twietmeyer hot on your heels? I went to bed around 11 PM last night and my body felt spent from the repeats. I’m not sure if Troy is trying to kill me or make me faster.
I just read a book that I do not think I will ever forget. I read the story of a man on top of the world, only to survive a rare stroke that leaves him with just one method of communicating: blinking his left eye. He is locked in a body he can no longer move or control. Of course all the things he took for granted are now memories. He is what we might call a vegetable, but by using his left eye he “writes” an entire book and gives us a glimpse into his world – a world you might easily pass by and never know existed. You can read it in one or two evenings. I picked it up and could not put it down. I fell asleep with him on my mind and I had to finish it the next night. If you haven’t already read it, read The Diving Bell and The Bufferfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby.