Monday, June 28, 2010

Good to be back

It's good to be back. Good to be swiping sweat from my eyes with a salty glove. Good to be measuring topography in percentage of lactate threshold. Good to lose feeling in my feet and in my hands, to feel wobbly walking down the stairs. It's good to taste strawberries and avocados and artichoke hearts that I need and not just want. It's good to smell like sunscreen. It's good to want bigger maps and steeper hills and sharper turns. Good to be thinking of a lunch out in terms of what it's worth in new tires, new socks, and race fees. Good to have my tan lines back and two sets of razors. It's good to be outside in the heat and in the rain, to eat PB&J at 20 miles an hour.