a brisk, beautiful morning. the crisp air was actually quite welcomed after weeks of bitter wind. while on the run, an old time runner came up. i remember him as that “Danny Shipley” runner back when Great Neck Elementary had a stadium. he also served as a marshall at a Turkey Trot event years ago. he looks good. we exchanged words and i watched him gingerly vanish into the distant past. our meet gave me a warrior sense of accomplishment as an endurance athlete. we are not April Fools. we are built to endure all the ups and downs of life. change will happen with you…or without our presence. i choose to be there as it happens. thank you Lord!!!