What a lovely Friday tribute.

Tonight, I am looking forward to 33 more hours of work in the fiscal year (!!!), the arrival of JWF (!!), and my final 20-mile run prior to the marathon (!).

Ciao, ciao, ciaociaociao

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Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one. -John Lennon

I couldn’t think of a more fitting photo that honors peace than this one above. It was taken while hiking in Nepal and the white from the fresh coat of snow and the glittering prayer flags both symbolize peace.

What kind of world will we become if we don’t live in peace? What kind of future will our children and grand-children have? A world without peace is a world not worth living in.

This post is in honor of the UN’s International Day of Peace and was prompted by Where’s my Backpack’s travel theme: White. To read more entries, click here.

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  1. 20 miles…marathon. Yikes! I’m running a 5K tomorrow and that’s about all I can handle right now (I’m quite enjoying my taper even though tapering for a 3 mile race feels a bit silly). You’re a running warrior!

    • How was your 5k? I know I will have days when a 5k is all I can handle, too, that’s just how it goes with running (or anything you have to practice at). The 20 miles was brutal. Well, I should say that 17 miles of it was actually pretty fun, I was grinning like a mad-lady for a few miles in the middle. The final three miles were the brutal ones. I can’t believe I’m going to do a 10k on top of that…WTF was I thinking? oh well. back to the 1/2-marathon after this.

      • Finished about 7 hours ago. It went OK. I really want to get faster. I don’t think I have a single fast-twitch muscle in my body. I can run longer distances than I ever dreamed before I started running, but I can’t seem to pick up the pace. Goal #1 is to run a 5K in under 30 minutes. I got quite close a couple years ago (3 miles felt very short after my half marathon in 2010), but haven’t gone under 31 minutes since. This morning, my stomach hurt most of the way, and I just couldn’t push any harder. I finished in 32. I’m going to try another 5K in 8 weeks, conveniently located on the trail I usually use anyway.

        I’m super impressed at your marathon training. I love it when I get into a running zone and feel good. That happens more frequently during my training than during races for me. I’d like to do another half, but I want to work on speed before I tackle something so long again.

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