Today has been really great. I am feeling very good about myself today. I did the Toronto Zoo run and I felt very strong throughout it. For the first time in all of these runs, I feel like I am making progress. I feel the motivation to keep going right now and it feels good. I was a little nervous about today given that it’s a bigger crowd than the run in Madison and there are a lot of very serious runners at this event. But I keep reminding myself that I am only there to race myself, to better myself. This is what keeps me going in these endurance events. I don’t much care for playing team sports, never have. I have always enjoyed activities that are solo. I don’t want anyone relying on my performance or vice versa. I want to be able to do my own thing. I remember when I was a kid my Mom made me decide between playing hockey or swimming. I don’t think they ever enjoyed the hockey thing. But I elected to take up competitive swimming instead of playing on a hockey team. I have never regretted that decision. I mean I was a mediocre swimmer at best, but I am pretty sure I was a terrible hockey player.