August 8th: 5:45am wakeup. A relaxed 5 miles (35:31) through the Shen high school campus to pop on some trails. Cruised the last couple miles. Back to make breakfast and lunch. Oatmeal with maple syrup. Leftover rice and beans with carmelized onions, seasoning (chili, cayenne, and cumen), and some fancy cheese (preshredded cheese that Goupil let me have to finish up before the weekend). Work 7:30-4pm. A fairly easy day before my mini vacation away in the New England area. Moved my desk over the new admin building (Admin 2) and attended a few meetings.
Home by 4:25ish to pack up/clean up for the weekend. Teammate Karen met us at our apartment at 5pm. We continued to rush around like chickens with our heads cut off for the next 10-15 minutes or so trying to remember everything we wanted/needed to bring with us.
Hit the road. Unfortunately, we all were required to take separate cars because we are all leaving to head back to NY at different times/days. Easy ride and always scenic riding through Vermont. Made it to Keene by 7:40ish. Greeted everyone at the house of Fowler Street. Changed up for a run. 5 miles (38:26) with Karen and Goupil. Mini tour of Keene. Back to the house to stretch, foam roll and shower.
Walked down to Main Street to grab dinner at Athens. Large chicken parmesean grinder. Saw some classic Keene characters while waiting for our food. Back to the house to chow down and watch some track and field. Bed by 11pm. Futoning up (yeah, that's a verb)!
10 miles on the day and easy does it. Shakeout in the morning and headed over to Manchester for the Cigna 5k. Woohoo! First race in over a month. Got the itch to get after it.