I'm a little bit frustrated today. The primary purpose of my Colorado trip was to find a place to live. I spent two full days looking at properties. I found a nice agent to show me around and we found lots of affordable properties to buy. I did find one that I particularly liked in the hills on 2.5 acres. I do not know if I will be able to finagle the buy or not, but I am trying. The thing is, regardless, I will have about 2 weeks to move once I get back to Florida and my time will be primarily dedicated to packing. It is weird because I do not have a place to call home and will not before I journey back. Randomness and chaos is the story of Dick Dime. Also, I wanted to do a lot of trail running while in Colorado. I did run Green Mountain and it was awesome. Unfortunately, the down hills have wrecked my quads and I have taken 2 consecutive rest days and today will most likely be my 3rd. I have become a flat-lander and I am paying the price. I am staying positive and I know things will work out. Still...
This time tomorrow morning I will be on an airplane for my visit to Colorado. I will be there for a week and I can't wait to see my daughter, Nico and my grand-daughter Mo. Of course I will make time to see as many of my friends as possible. The primary purpose of this trip however, is to find a place to call home. At the end of August, I am moving back to Colorado. I had a nice 3+ year escape to Florida. So many great things have happened; I return a much improved survivor of traumatic brain injury.
I have trained hard and later this week I will have logged 2000 miles running for the 3rd straight year (this year the earliest despite not having The Leadville 100 on my schedule). I still have a lot of work to do if I ever want to be a comparable athlete to the one that I left behind in August of 2009. It is much more challenging post TBI. Even though I don't think that I ever ran more than 1000 miles in a single year before the accident, I was a much faster runner. I am excited to report that my progress has been measurable and I can anticipate significant improvements to come. Simply put, I cannot wait to return.
Unfortunately I will be moving without my girlfriend and team-mate, Mimi. I know that she still loves me as I love her. As a wise man once said, it remains to be seen. As for me, I believe the distance will be a minor obstacle and our relationship will remain secure, limitless.