I don’t look up at summits. I look over them. I’ve been struggling lately to increase my distance beyond five mile runs. I do that by not turning around until after three and a half miles. I’ll do the math for you. Were I to complete my runs, I’d get in seven miles. I keep falling short, having to walk in the final mile. That makes six for any readers having trouble keeping up with the numbers.
I’m okay with that. Aiming high and falling short is the best path to the top. Forward progress is my only true goal. Today I ran all seven. Could have been the cool temps and light rain. Still, I wouldn’t have run seven if I only attempted five. See how that works? Bring on more rain. Tomorrow I aim for eight.