In my mind, the time has passed to prepare for Afghanistan. If I get the waiver I will go, but somewhere in the events of the last week, I now am planning for a future with no deployment. It is definite in my mind that I am not deploying.
Time to move on. The first thing I did was sign up for the qualifying races for the National Senior Games in 2013 in Cleveland, July 20 - August 1.
Tomorrow Nigel and I will leave Lancaster by 9am and drive to Pittsburgh for the qualifying races. There will be two races tomorrow and two Sunday. I have to finish 1st - 4th place in just one of the races to qualify for Cleveland. It would be easiest if I qualify tomorrow, but if not we can stay over and I can try again Sunday.
At work, I stopped making plans to transfer what I do to my co-workers. I am now planning on being at work in 2013--and racing in Cleveland in July.