Team Taylor Deportation/Repatriation Countdown
Days left in Singapore:
Days left until arrival in the Queen City: 29
Today was a good day for the Bull, as I logged 4 miles on the treadmill on a 7:50 pace. That's the first time I've gone south of 8 minutes a mile for 4 miles in well over 6 months, so that was a really good feeling. That being said, I do have a nagging knee injury that I will get checked out at OrthoCarolina upon my return (T-bone - here's hoping that it's not the most feared enemy of all runners - anterior knee pain), as it's still bothering me 13 hours (and half a bottle of wine) later.
This is a quick one just to check in and say hey, as I haven't actually spoken to my wife in 24 days and, quite frankly, cannot think about anything but spending time with my baby right now. But fret not - there are plenty of GREAT stories to tell from her time Down Under (to say nothing of the fact that I haven't finished Chiang Mai or even STARTED Railay), and we'll get to those in due course. For now, however, let me just say that I am SO GLAD my beautiful bride is back safe in the Lion City...for the next 67 hours at least...
Two other points to note:
1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DINGER!!!!!! Welcome to your mid-30's, brother! I can assure you - 34 is the new 23. It's really not so bad in this rare air - I'm a big fan. And besides, to quote my mother: "It's definitely preferable to the alternative." :-)
2. Since I won't be writing tomorrow: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG BEN!!!!!!! That's right, folks - T-Rowe's eldest turns 5 tomorrow. Hairless - where on EARTH has the time gone, man? Wow - that is CRAZY.
Okay, sorry so short, but that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and Jenny