So the TSA woman just hollered out: “Those are the smallest shoes I’ve ever seen!” She was looking at my shoes in the bin in front of her. Really? I find this hard to believe. Honestly I think she was looking at a size 8 1/2. But she really looked incredulous and then leaned over the conveyor belt to get a look at my feet. The people behind me in line looked too. I imagine they expected to see something freakish. Bound feet peaking out from below my jeans.
TSA-lady looked like she expected some response from me, (I know! You can’t imagine how hard it is not to topple over all the time.), but I was at a loss. I smiled and shrugged. Thankfully the body scanner lady signaled me over before TSA-lady made any other observations.
I’m in the new terminal of the San Antonio airport enjoying all the access to plugs. I meant to take a picture of the giant gold sculpture hanging from the ceiling near ticketing for you, but I forgot. It looks like an enormous hair scrunchy. In a nice way.
I’m still a bit of an emotional wreck after saying goodbye to Asa and Eliot (almost cried when I saw a toddler throwing a tantrum by the McDonalds), but it is sooooo nice to be sitting still right now. I didn’t get a run in before I left, but I’m sure I covered a good 16 miles running all over the house finding stuff to put in my duffle bag and cleaning up. I vacuumed and mopped and straightened — for the nanny. I want her to think well of me, of course. I’m boarding now, so more from Tucson tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the book suggestions! Y’all are awesome. I want to make my way through all of them eventually. I’ve narrowed it down, but I haven’t decided which one I’ll take on this trip yet. I’m hoping to convince my co-instructor he should choose something from the list too.
Oh, and check out this piece in the Running Times by Anton Krupicka about why he runs if you haven’t already. It’s great — and well-written.
(Sorry I’m typing on the phone and I can’t figure out how to do links yet.)
I’m going to try to work it into the course somehow.
Some race reports