Went on another "wander about" this morning, putting in an hour run on campus at Appalachian State.
While meandering around the grounds, I came upon the university stadium and the wonderful running track. Didn't have a camera along, but here's a web grab image of the track during an athletic event.
The track has the same high quality surface that I learned to love at the University of Florida. Soft and forgiving, the oval allows for a great warm up for my sore and needy right back, hip, groin and knee.
Guess I'm right side disaster at the moment.
There's something comforting and familiar about a university running track. It exemplifies the great sport activities offered, where victory is embraced and defeat is managed.
For me, it's a different paradigm, more of a slow, methodical motion where time is only relevant on my stopwatch and there is only victory, never defeat.
When I am running and moving, I am winning. Life is full. The crisp air surrounds and invigorates me. I am in and with this mountain community.