Sunshine State of Mind

One week down out of five here in Davenport, FL training for the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon. I’ve got sun, warm weather and lots of time to train and rest. What more could a guy need, you may ask. Well, one thing is missing and leaving a great big gaping hole in my heart…

Not to worry… only four more days until she is in my arms! Meanwhile, I wanted to put up some pictures of where we’re staying and share a little bit about the experience so far.

I’m rooming with Sage, who makes all of those Hansons training videos that we have posted on the blog. We are just two to a unit with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, so we have enough privacy not to get on each others’ nerves.

So far training has been awesome. It’s pretty nice to go workout in the morning and then have nothing to do for the rest of the day but read, nap or walk to the store. We are all getting along pretty well, too, which is good considering we are training for the biggest race any of us will run (except the Olympics, of course).

I fight the boredom by talking on the phone w Meggy or reading pretty much. We’ve also watched a couple of movies together, but that’s about it. If anyone tells you the life of a pro runner is glamorous (although I don’t know who would), we are living proof that it isn’t so.

I miss everyone in Michigan and KC a lot, and I’m still bummed not to be going home for Christmas, but I know you are all praying for me and I am finding joy in this unique time of life. I’m not as good at this as Meg, but I will try to update at least once a week while we are down here.

Grace and Peace.

Paul

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One thought on “Sunshine State of Mind

  1. Good luck with your training! Been praying for you. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you and Meg (Your first Christmas as Mr & Mrs Hefferon!! How exciting!!). Let’s plan on catching up when you’re back in town after the trials.

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