A real treat during this morning's trail run in the woods out back...I explored a short side path which led to a huge wild blueberry patch. I felt like the kids in Willy Wonka when they first entered that candy garden inside the factory. And like those kids, I feasted big time. Huge low bush berries that were as big as high bush ones. It was awesome.
And while there wasn't a forbidden chocolate river to tempt me into disaster, there were deer flies to contend with. However, they actually weren't too bad. They were moving pretty slowly which I assume was because of the overcast skies and the approaching rain. Definitely tolerable.
Pretty good run. Legs felt pretty tired. Also, I've had a bit of a shin splint issue in the right leg for a few weeks now, but per usual, after a few miles it didn't really bother me. Not a big deal. I think a shorter, light day might be in order tomorrow to let the batteries recharge a little.
Ran 8.1 miles @ 9:29/mile pace.
Trails, fire roads.
Around 70 degrees, overcast, humid.
New Balance MT110, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.