I was very surprised the other day to receive an email from Medtronic, offering me a spot as a Medtronic Global Hero! They would like to send me to Minneapolis to run a marathon. I did not even think twice about this adventure, and said YES INDEED! I did apply a few months back, but with most applications I submit, I did not expect to hear back. My philosophy is to apply, and decide if or when I am called. Maybe I am just trying to avoid disappointment that way :)
Either way, I was pleasantly surprised .... after that....a little anxiety and panic, but now I am continuing my training and ready to go!
I was out for a lovely hike yesterday. It was a cool day, with overcast skys. I headed out to the coast and hiked the Duncans Cover trail. This is a very beautiful trail, with wartime ruins along the coast. These were watch out shelters during the war. Now, they are refugee shelters for hikers, and open canvas for creative graffiti artists.