Took the past three days off from running, which I think was definitely a good idea. Felt fresh today and the ankle was fine. It was maddening to not run though, which made today feel especially nice.
Hit the woods out back. Saw a couple of forest workers out there and chatted with them a bit. They told me about how they were thinning out underbrush in certain areas to let the taller trees grow to produce more shade, which will help eliminate a type of sun-loving beetle that does substantial damage to trees. Cool.
Ran 4.2 miles @ 9:17/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 143/163
Trails and fire roads.
Upper 70s, sunny.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, hat.