we had our annual easter egg hunt this year, and it netted a few digital memories for posting in scrapbooks, but it is hard to capture on camera the furious joy of children just released on a mission to find small plastic eggs. if i told them that baseball-sized diamonds had been hidden throughout the yard, they would not have been nearly as excited. i guess, it's a matter of perspective. if you told me that we were going to have an "easter steelers-memoribilia hunt" i suppose i would be the one running around like a bunny on amphetamines.
as some of you know, i have been working towards a goal i set at the beginning of 2020 of running 1000 miles in one calendar year. today is the last day of september (what?!?), and so that means the year is 3/4 of the way complete, which means i should be right around the 750 mile marker. however, i am doing better than that, as my 5 mile run today put me at 847 miles for the year, almost 100 miles ahead of schedule! i am feeling great, enjoying the journey, and experiencing a real sense of accomplishment as i work towards this goal. i have also enjoyed these little milestones along the way, just to see how far i've come. as it turns out, 847 miles from State College (along the roads, not as the crow flies) would have me arriving in Birmingham, AL, right about now! not too shabby! only about 150 to go!