|Wow, there is a bright, shiny, warm orb up in the sky! I forget what it is called, but it is lovely.
I had given serious thought to attending the Wool Festival in Rhinebeck this year. But due to the weather this week, I changed my plans. And, of course, the weather pulled a nice one out of the bag. I hope everyone is enjoying themselves. They still have to contend with the mud (I'm consoling myself).
I met up with the AP Striders this morning for my first run in what seems like forever. Actually, I last went out on Monday in the drizzle, but couldn't pull myself off the couch for the rest of the week. I SHOULD have been going to the gym for some crosstraining at the very least, but I was weak and the call of the couch was too strong. Today was the club's monthly breakfast run, so the attendance was high (free food!). We set out at a quick pace, but had to detour almost immediately around a downed tree in the trail. So after some scrabbling through the woods, we were back on track. There were a few more downed trees, but none that totally blocked the trail. I ran at a pretty fast pace - the alarm that I have set to warn me to go no faster than a 10:00 minute pace on my training runs was yelling at me. I was planning on doing about 5 miles, but a huge lake that took over the running trail just past the 2 mile mark prevented us from doing a really long run. This was a good thing, as a portion of the club is doing the Staten Island 1/2 marathon tomorrow and probably shouldn't be running too long today. In my case, the lack of running this week caught up with me and I started to slow down tremendously in the second half. I ended up doing 4 miles in just over 41 minutes, which is still a good average pace, but I know that I went too fast at the beginning and must have been going fairly slow to only end up with that time.
Well, I'm off to enjoy the beautiful day.