Well, I have to say that I am still processing it all. Did I just run across the country? Walking back into my home in Maine yesterday, I had the distinct feeling that it had all been a dream, as if none of it had ever happened. I am still trying to process it all and give everything the proper time and quality of reflection, but I think it might take a while yet. My brain and legs are all confused. They started to straighten themselves out today but to be honest I am super tired right now and I don’t think I could write the right blog post to attend to all the enormous feelings and thoughts you experience after a run across the country.
But sometimes life moves too fast for you to just slow down and catch up on your feelings, so I’m going to at least post some notes on today and yesterday. I also want to say that throughout this journey I have come to so enjoy writing and staying connected to everyone through this blog, that I definitely plan on continuing to write. Nobody has to continue reading but hey, the blog will be here. I sat down today and printed out all of the posts and started typing up my journal entries as well, step one of starting to work on getting this book written. I will keep everyone in the loop about that!
Anyway, a quick update. Today I went out running and while it was definitely a bit awkward without my stroller at first, I felt like I was flying. Ran 9 1/2 this morning and 7 1/2 this afternoon, running 8 minute miles, which felt like lightning to me after 10 or 11 minute miles with the stroller. Forgot how powerful it can make you feel to run fast!
Tomorrow I have an interview with the Huffington Post in the morning, which I’m pretty excited and nervous about. I also forgot to post links to the finish-line interviews in Charleston with Channels 4 and 5.
Here is the first one, still waiting on the other one :
OK, time for bed. Again, apologies for no official “How do I feel now that I’ve completed this journey across the US?” post yet … all in due time, I promise.