We've been away, running in different cities and provinces. Time apart deconstructs the team, loosens us up, makes space where we can activate the skills we've been practicing in group sessions. Our focus changes; we rely on ourselves for motivation and assurance instead of looking outwardly to the coach and the schedule for support. The question of ability shapeshifts to statement form: can I? I can.
When we regroup, our long table buzzes with shiny new tales of travel, romance and adventure. Also: new blisters, running costumes, lobster dinners, salty Atlantic breezes and Cape Breton Island.