|"It's like peace, there's no struggle. That's what we're all searching for, that feeling of weightlessness."|
Those words, from Elizabeth Weil's New York Times profile "She's 350 Pounds and Olympics-Bound" of weightlifter Holley Mangold make my spirits float in spite of temperatures in the low 90's as I set off to circle the neighborhood.
A scrawny deer with ears like radio telescopes warily eyes me near milepost 2 of Rock Creek Trail. The Garmin GPS trackfile concurs with Runens on distance and pace, with mile splits including pauses to take photos and drink from the water fountain at Ray's Meadow: 10:11 + 10:32 + 9:56 + 10:58 + 11:15 and the final fraction at 9:30 pace to pull the average pace safely under 10.5 min/mi.
(cf. That Feeling of Weightlessness (2012-06-23), ...) - ^z - 2012-07-15