So after we couldn't get together Wednesday (our mini van, which we were letting friends use to move broke down on them), Nate and I managed a last run together before he heads to the ADK's for the summer. I have really enjoyed our training runs together this spring. Talking and running are two of my favorite things, and there has been ample opportunity for both, exploring roads and woods within a ten-mile radius of Gordon.
Today we stuck to a familiar loop around the seminary and talked about summer plans and changes at the college. Throughout the lively discussion of friends leaving the area and unanswered questions about institutional changes (it doesn't sound as interesting in unspecific terms, believe me the conversation was enthralling), the mood was upbeat and I left feeling invigorated and inspired, as is so often the case when we get a chance to bounce ideas off one another.
Covered the 6.56 mile loop in 45:04.
After tomorrow night's 31 minute (and some loose change) 10k, I have the week off to spend time with my family and start resting/training up for Mt. Washington. Emma turns one on Tuesday, and Grace will be 4 on Thursday. At the end of the month, we'll all be heading out to La Vida Base Camp on Lake Clear, NY in the Adirondacks to visit Nate and scout out the landscape for XC pre-season. Ben and Grace will get to try out their new Osprey backpacks that should be arriving in the mail this week!