Picking up from last time –
Originally, I thought I might do some live instagramming or tweeting of this event. But up in the mountains, I had terrible reception!
If I was in my cabin, situated correctly on my bed, holding my phone at a certain angle, I could get enough wifi to barely get online with a super slow connection speed. (Basically, I was able to send an email to my dad once the race was over, just to let him know I survived.)
I didn’t go up there thinking I was going to try to cut myself off from the world, but that’s what I did. And it was amazing.
I didn’t realize that was something I wanted until I got it.
For most of the race, I was engaged – in thought, or in the moment looking around, or talking to other runners who’d run with me for a bit.
But every once in a while, I’d get a bit distracted and I’d kind of want to see what was going on on twitter – but I couldn’t.
And it was so refreshing to live in the moment, and to not be able to really get distracted – to have to pull myself back in to the moment and what was going on at the time.
And this is where I’ll pick up next time.