New Bedford

New Bedford

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Light As A Pillow

October 6th: 7am wakeup. Eggs and a bowl of yogurt for breakfast. Changed up for the volunteering at the local road race with AREEP and running attire for afterwards.

Arrived at the middle school at 7:45am to help with the timing. Set up some equipment and everything went smoothly. The volunteers helping with day of registration were in the elderly side so Joe (lead timer) and I offered some useful advice to them. I mean one of them was the guy the middle school was named after. It was overwhelming for the two of them and the people swarming them. We straightened them out and gave them a more efficient system. Saw my boss at the race. His 12 year old daughter ran 22:24. Flying.

Headed out at 10:30am to park at The Mill and explore a dirt path I pass by all the time when commuting to work. 7+ miles (47:02) in the Nike Lunarspeed Lites. A passing shower in the middle. Other than that, it was a smooth run with a bathroom break halfway and gently packed dirt for the legs to recover.

Hopped in the car and drove back to Clifton Park. I had plans of cleaning and doing some much needed laundry. Instead I watched a bunch of television and chilled out on the couch until about 5:45pm.

Decided to drive to the Kinns Roads Trails for some more soft terrain. Crowded parking lot, but there was plenty of parking. Roughly 5 laps of the mile+ perimeter loop. 6 miles (42:25) in the books. Stretched at the picnic area and bundled up to blast the heat on the short ride back to the apartment.

Home to cook up a steak with mushrooms and onions. Salad with avocado, cucumber, tomato and green peppers. Medium rare and delicious.

Some television watching and bed by 11pm.

13+ miles on the day of quality running.

The picture of the fuel gauge on empty is for a couple reasons. My family is notorious for running their cars to complete empty before filling up. The other reason is for Sarah to let her know the gauge has become more regular and does not fluctuate like back in the day :)

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