Thursday, July 28, 2016


Lots of deer, berries, deerflies and high humidity this week. The sunrise has been getting ever so slightly later and later as well as we creep towards August; it is just beginning to get light at 5:00 am with sunrises this week between 5:20 and 5:25 am.

Tuesday morning, it really truly would have been better if it had been raining. Instead it was right around 70 degrees, foggy, misty, muggy and 99.9% humidity. Ugh. I stuck to the cart paths for a very soggy six miles and managed to escape the deerflies that way. Saw one deer along the back dirt road as I was crossing between holes 6 and 7.

Wednesday morning dawned a bit cooler but the weather app still indicated 90+% humidity. I ran out into the Cathance for yet another soggy morning run. The deer flies were out just enough to be annoying, but I did see two deer and found some delicious blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to eat along the way. Got in 7 miles to start the day.

This morning I ran out to the end of the powerlines and then did the Lover's Lane loop for 8 miles. It was a five deer (including two fawns with their mama!), blueberry/blackberry/raspberry picking, wood lilies in the misty meadow, sweet fern smelling kind of run this morning. Really pretty and quite nice. Of course, I was also almost carried away by a horde of angry deer flies and finished up the run, once again, soaked due to high humidity.

Oh summer, it's a fine line between love and hate.

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