Had a chance to visit with Peter Dan Sullivan last night. One of the topics was the age old questions - how are things going. The primary focus of our discusison was with regards to my cardiac issues and it's affect on my running. But, we also got to talking about life in general. And, after thinking some more about our converation - I'd have to say that things are going all right.
Here's been my first half of the year:
In March, my son got married to a fantastic young girl.
In mid May, he graduated with a B.S. in Antropology and was accepted into the Doctoral studies program in Human Genetics at the University of Chicago.
In late May, our daughter graduated as co-Salutatorian of Plains High School and will attend Montana State University to study biosciences.
This spring, I coached the Plains H.S. track team - which included a double state champion, and 3 other athletes who brought home all-state honors.
I was cleared to return to full training. And, while my physiological issues aren't completely resolved, I have begun the long slow process of getting back to racing fitness after 9 months of limited training.
On this past Thursday, I was part of a suprise party to celebrate my parent's 60th wedding anniversary.
On Saturday night, I was able to celebrate the wedding of my good friend (we've known each other 33 years this fall) Jeff Thomas to a wonderful woman.
In a few weeks I'll celebrate my 26th anniversary to the love of my life - Erin.
And, at the end of the month, I'll spend a long weekend with some of my favorite running pals at a semi-regular group get together.
Through it all, I have a job that I enjoy at a company that does great work with great people.
So, yeah - I'd say that things are pretty good.
And, while the next half of the year approaches and life carries on......................I'll see you on the roads, tracks and trails.
The Muddy Buzzard