This evening Barry and I headed to the trail in town for a run. I ended up with 6.21 miles at just under 10 minute pace. Not too bad since I was planning on 3 miles. Sometimes not following a training plan has its benefits. Barry ran with me for the first half of the run and then took off for the second half of his run.
It was one of those days today…. you know what I’m talking about. All of us have been there at one point or another. Half a mile into the run I was fighting a losing battle. Finally at the halfway point I saw a beautiful sight:
Thank goodness and thank you to whoever decided to install a restroom at the head of the New River Trail! After that pit stop I was good to go the rest of the time and never had any more issues. The trail was really pretty today. We’ve had a lot of rain recently and everything is super green.
I’m so happy spring is finally truly here! I also saw some fresh hoof prints from a horse (and some fresh horse turds) but I never saw the horse. Maybe next time.
Now for some random stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with running. First, this is how Hank laid with Scout this afternoon while she chewed on a toy:
I think it’s safe to say he’s just a little possessive of her? And then there this:
There are two points to this picture. One: Hank likes to have his forearms rubbed. He will walk up and place his paw in your hand to ask for a rub. Two: Hank looks like a huge dog when he sits in front of Barry while Barry is on the couch. Maybe he really is that big and we just don’t notice because we’re used to him?
What was your run/workout today?
What other types of trail users do you see besides runners/walkers?
On the state park trail I see cyclists and horseback riders in addition to runners/walkers.