Now that the training for Leadville is pretty much done with and my 'hay is in the barn' I am quite satisfied with the Summer. In the sense that whether I run Leadville or not I'm going to be satisfied with the training I put in which is always the most fun part for me. Like driving across the US to see a city and then never seeing the city... you still saw tons along the way that most likely, as a whole, far surpasses what that city has to offer.
I feel good physically and I think my running has gone swimmingly. But when I step back and look at the big picture, Leadville doesn't need to happen in order for me to be very pleased with my year... I don't want the race to ruin all of this awesome training! If my alarm doesn't go off on Friday the 20th and I miss 'weigh in' then I don't think I'll care too much.