twas the night before vol state
and all thru the motel
not a runner was stirring…
.except one sitting outside his room watching ‘america’s got talent’ on his phone.
what do you say the night before the race begins?
what do you think if you are sitting on your bed
looking at the 3 pounds of carefully selected possessions
that will define your world for the next….
the newbies have expectations
that will never be met.
it is not what you think it will be.
the veterans have expectations.
during the long ride the forgotten parts of the journey
have re-emerged from their deep burial
the course is like a living library for me
peopled with the ghosts of decades of vol state runners.
they have permeated the places along the way
tomorrow we begin the addition of new volumes.
the best thing about the vol state
what is about to happen no one can know…
but it wont be what they expected.