the backyard is where anything can happen,

and probably will.

firebuilding duties eliminated the last hour.


while i was gone we lost runners to nosebleeds and sore knees

the water was repaired

and we have water again.

the toilet service cleaned the runners’ toilets

but not those for the crews.

it seemed that my time was taken up by everything except the actual race…


but every hour,

on the hour

the rituals of bells and whistles continued without interruption.

.now to get out there and get reconnected with the race.

i will let you know what is happening.