This means I travel – a lot. I am currently out of town M-Th every other week. (Last year, it was EVERY week – 130+ hotel nights!) So, that means I get a lot of views like this (taken on Sunday night):
And this (more Sunday pics):
And maybe a little of this (you should have seen the guy next to me looking at me strangely while I was taking this…(Listening to a little Starship – We Built this City (on Rock and Roll)))
This week is different. This week I am training in Chicago. That means a Sunday afternoon flight and a Friday evening flight. That makes for a CRANKY Adam (if there ever was such a thing***). It is funny how much a day on either end of my ‘normal’ travel schedule can throw me into a complete funk. Does anyone else get like that? A slight change to the schedule throws you into a complete self-deprecating tailspin? Before I know it I’m tossing around my clothes, cussing at them to get into the suitcase faster.
However, always in search of the silver lining, I will get to see some very close friends while I am here and will get a reprieve from the 98 degree temps of Phoenix. That, and the training center that I go to has unlimited.soft.serve.ice.cream. Wowza.
The Redhead posted about moving cross country the other day. Having done this less than a year ago I offered a novel of my own perspective. I closed my comment with “turns out, it’s not where you are, but who you’re with that really matters” - A Dave Matthews Band song line, but something that still rings true. And while I could literally draw a map of each home on my 3 mile loop in Kansas City, come to find out, home is where my wife lives – and I can’t wait to get back.
Where is HOME for you? Is it where you live now?
For those of you that CRAVE a running update, I’m scheduled for 36 miles this week. Most of them will be on the treadmill, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make. Ever mindful of the 10% week over week mileage increase rule (32 last week) I figure the 12.5% increase is doable. Besides, I’d like to think of myself as a give 125% kind of a guy. 125% in two respects: both giving back to running community as well as giving the herps.
**Or the jump to conclusions mat
***He still smiles, but only shows half of his teeth – which is still more teeth that most humans ever show