Monday, 12-15 - 4.6 Miles (Road/Trail) - Westerly Roads/Moore Woodlands. I was driving through town after karate class, and saw a small preserve that I didn't know about, so of course I drove back to the parking lot at the school and ran over to check it out. Fun, easy trails, and a nice diversion from the roads to get there. I almost expected a crossover trail to the Mistuxet property, it was so close, have to ask the Gazelle about that...
Tuesday, 12-16 - 6.5 Miles (Trail) - Narragansett Trail, Lantern Hill to Wyassup Lake with Mike B. - Mike B.? Trails? And it was his idea??? Yes, yes, and yes...dropped a car at one end and drove to Lantern Hill, and ran the entire stretch of trail I oversee for the CFPA...hadn't run the whole thing in a while, so it was good to take mental notes about spots that need some attention...great views today from every part of the trail - the high overlooks...
"How did this happen?"
Top of Lantern
...and low points near Yawbux Brook, where we found a lot of activity from the local beaver population:
When in Rome...
Trees down everywhere!
"Alright, which one of you little bastards did this???"
Looks like they gave up on this one...it is a pretty damn big tree though.
Perfect running day, temps around 40 and zero wind, overcast and only one sketchy encounter with a big unleashed dog (Mike said all he was thinking at the time was "Garvin.Garvin.Garvin."), who came up the hill from his house through the woods to meet us, so I guess we were making too much noise? Either way, we're gonna have to extend the route next time up to Route 49, or at least add on the extra 3.5 miles from Wyassup to my house, to make it an even 10. Great day!
Wednesday, 12-17 - 0 Miles.
Thursday, 12-18 - 0 Miles.
Friday, 12-19 - 0 Miles.
Saturday, 12-20 - ???
Sunday, 12-21 - OMF 5k.