The dark finally broke and it began to get light around 5am. We were getting close to finishing, but some of us still had our final loops to run. Moral in our camp was wavering. Talk of, “I can’t believe I still have another loop,” started creeping up. Like I said before, three of us had to make up the extra loops for our missing eighth team member. All three of us were focusing too much on how bad the loops MIGHT be. However, once on the course, all I could concentrate on was the beauty of the woods in the morning hours. We all agreed that the last run was the best. Before the run, we were so focused on what might happen in the future that we lost site of our mission.
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