I am in a haze because I'm not nervous. That might be bad but it feels pretty good. It is probably because of all the warm thoughts coming from everywhere I have friends and the support of these people around me now. I'm sure it will change soon and I'll write about it here. Hope you're ready.
In relation to running, have not done much since my weekend at Stonehill. I have been mostly mentally training to conquer the inevitable culture shock. However, I have met other runners in the group who want to run! One just got 9th place in a Wyoming North Face trail marathon. Another ran for Western Colorado, a DII power house in cross country. We will all have a great time exploring Senegal by foot. I also met someone who is as excited as I am to explore the wrestling culture in Senegal. Soon we'll be tapping into our macho instincts.
Finally, thank you all for the warm thoughts and support. Girls, thank you for taking Lizzie out for cheesecake, you know her well. Thanks to everyone else involved in our lives supplying much needed support and writing nice things about me. You are all as always too kind and exaggerate too much. Updates will come soon and they will be from Senegal! Bisimillah!