Thanks so much for all of your comments and good wishes on Friday. We had a fantastic anniversary weekend. It’s a good thing we ran 21K before leaving because it was thoroughly indulgent!
We only stayed one night this time, but we are definitely planning to go back to enjoy more of what the resort had to offer.
Sunday morning it was back to life as usual with a long run! After five consecutive weeks of 30K/18.6mi++ runs, I was due for a fall back. I was still able to tag along with my pace group since our route would take us right past my house and I could stop early there. It was another great morning to run – cool, overcast, slight breeze and just a light sprinkle of rain as we set out.
We had our most interesting animal encounter to-date on this run when we spotted two wild (or escaped?) pigs wandering along the road. There was a pink one and a black one and they were huge! At first we couldn’t believe our eyes, and then we just couldn’t stop laughing.
Our next excitement came when the road we were running along ended abruptly. We knew it would pick up again, but first we had to rough it on a seemingly endless mucky trail through the woods. We didn’t complain too much, since we knew at that very moment that one of our team mates was wrapping up her first 100-miler through the Haliburton Forest. How’s that for some perspective?
We eventually made it back to civilization and pretty soon it was time for me to turn off toward my house. I felt great throughout the run, which surprised me as I added up my weekly mileage in my head.
What are you up to this week?