Ryan's plan was to run long today, so I got up at 5:45 and was out the door an hour later for my run. Hardly slept last night, and was hungry, so needed some time to eat breakfast, stretch and roll, etc etc. During the first mile my legs felt incredibly creaky, but then things loosened up quickly, the pace picked up and I felt pretty decent the rest of the way. I ran the cart paths and then went out onto the powerlines for the second part of the run, following same route as last Thursday's run. Saw one ladyslipper, lots of wood anemone, goldthread, a few rhodora blooming, starflowers, and blue bead lilies along the way, plus one hawk (unidentified), two Common Yellowthroats and one Yellow-rumped Warbler in the brush along the powerlines. Got in a solid 10 miles, and am happy to have had a successful back-to-back weekend. Now for a few weeks of lower mileage, and then bring on the 50!
Spent the rest of the day "relaxing" - planting flowers with Sam, having her friend Anne over for some bike riding and playtime, and going out to dinner. A good way to end the weekend!
Imagine a late night trail run.
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