AM - 12.75 Green Springs. Before 6:00 came early this morning. Even though I had been waking up earlier than this on the trip, it killed me this morning. It was so wierd, I woke up thinking I was on the ship still, the room felt like waves and I was trying to look out to see the ocean... I am an idiot! Or just very tired. Anyway... took Twix a mile and a half, since practice was early today with a long run. I thought she would be pulling like crazy 'cause she was so excited to see us last night, but she did very well. Then at practice we did a big Green Springs loop with some pick-ups. I actually felt very good up until the very end. Then I cut back because I was slowing the boys down. Although the team seems a bit slim this year on total numbers (maybe just one of those small recruiting years, bumma), we've got some great talent and even better workers. (Pace 292)
Had to say bye to Presto. He's off to Tejas via Mexico. His parting words were so Warbeast that they must be shared... "I am going to totally expose myself." Then just after giving some hugs and sending him on his way, wazammm! Another Warby. Byron got back from his mish just Wednesday. So he showed up halfway through the run and we got to chat a bit. Such great guys, both of those Warbys. Red Leader got back Wednesday, too. And he had run with somebody and was there at the end of practice. Another great guy. It is always tough to kick out those kids that you develop such a deep bond with; but it is like they always say, "If you love them set you free. If they come back they are yours, if not... they never were." Or something like that!