Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Realizing the Audacity of Hope

75 mins.
10 miles

I woke up this morning feeling like I was ten years old and it was Christmas morning. The happiness, excitement and almost surreal disbelief of having experienced a moment unlike any other in United States history is difficult to put into words. While I wasn't as fortunate enough to experience things firsthand like Jilane did on Tuesday night, it's still amazing to know that I will forever be able to look back on this as one of the most historically significant events of my entire lifetime. As Brooke said in her related blog post, I can honestly say I'm still not 100% convinced that Obama is prepared to bear the weight of our entire disfigured country on his shoulders. I didn't vote for him in the primaries. But I have never in my life seen someone who is able to unify and inspire a people like he can. Barack Obama believed in the audacity of hope, and he has earned the opportunity to see it realized. And for that, I too am hopeful.

Due in no small part to this residual excitement, I had no problems getting out the door with some extra pep in my step this morning. I took the long way to Lullwater Park and did one loop before heading home the way I came. This run is enjoyable but definitely challenging, as it's quite rolling throughout. Also--and please know that I'm embarrassed to admit this--I'm pretty sore from my cross-training activities on Tuesday. My glutes and hamstrings are quite fatigued from the elliptical, and my arms, shoulders and abs are definitely feeling the effects of my core work. It's sad because it's true.


tyler said...

maybe he can find time to brush up on basic supply side economics before he enthralls the nation with this hope or change or whatever