Thursday, July 26, 2012

Breakfast On-The-Go

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.
Very hilly.
Around 70 degrees, overcast, humid.
New Balance MT110, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.


mindy said...


Thumbs down to shins splints, grrrr. Hope it settles down soon!

Sparkplug said...

Yum, blueberries! The best thing about running in the woods/along old roads/on the powerlines this time of year!