Friday, August 14, 2009

i'm just a penny on the train track waitin' for my judgement day

Woooo doggy. Lots and lots and lots of things going through my head right now. The story and especially the spirit of little Shannon is occupying nearly every one of my thoughts. And this is good, because it brings about a really unique feeling of pride and motivation. Like I want to just do what I am about to do a week from tomorrow for every single person fighting to live their own life. And her story I just learned about...a story of a 7 year old fighting terminal cancer, but having the most positive attitude and energy about her. Thanks CMW for sharing that with me. Honestly, I cannot do it justice explaining the feeling(s) I experienced reading through it.

So in about an hour I am running 7 miles at marathon pace with some surges. With DB. And this will pretty much polish off 10 or so weeks of what has probably been the most amazing summer of my life. And not a whole lot of really crazy, fun stuff has happened. But seriously, the experiences I have had over the last 4 months or so have contributed to a very different attitude/perspective on life. And it's all positive. And the way some of the things have unfolded and some of the new relationships that have developed out of this, this unfolded-ness (is that even a word), are just nearly unbelievable.

Last night, which was the second night and usually one of my worst when traveling overseas, was not half-bad. 3 hours of solid sleep, 2 awake with some ipod time, and 4 more solid hours of sleep. No complaints. Tonight should be better, and then from there hopefully just as normal as possible. No naps for now which kinda bites, but soon enough. I plan on sleeping so much next week, that people will probably think I have left the Estrel.

So off to do the tempo. Must go get one more cup (very small european style cup) of coffee. My head and heart are in this thing.....hope yours is too.


  1. Matt, Hope you are enjoying Berlin. I'm sure you are looking for non strenuous things to do. You might want to check out the Ramones Museum in Berlin (RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN
    Krausnickstr. 23 10115 Berlin-Mitte)
    Best of luck again.

  2. Just starting following you recently. Good luck in Berlin. Sounds like you've been doing all the right things to get ready for this. Keep it up.

  3. Moving story about Shannon. There's nothing better than using inspiration as motivation.

  4. I am happy to hear your workout was with DB and not BTDB.