Tonight I got to go on a group trail run at the local lake. It was awesome! I haven’t really understood the trails out there so it was helpful that the guy leading the run was the one that created the trails. We made it almost 3 miles before a storm started kicking up the wind. It was fun to meet a few new people and explore a local trail system. Mr. B and I usually don’t stray too far off the paved path when we run at the lake. After a few more of these group runs, I’m hoping I will have them down. They have almost 10 miles in trails, which is a real gem in this small area. The local Ride and Run shop keeps them maintained really well. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to go back. I did do a slow mile this morning just so I wouldn’t feel pressure at tonight’s group run. I’ve been super tired at the end of the day with these 4am wake-ups for my daughter’s detasseling. If I decided to bail, I didn’t want to be stuck running in the heat alone. This morning’s run at sunrise was fantastic. I also had a chance to do my stretches up the wall this morning and do a silent meditation. It was a great start to the day. Yesterday, I ran my favorite 7 mile run out into the country. I hadn’t been out there in weeks. It was a lovely run. On the run, I only saw 3 cars the whole time, 7 wild turkeys, and heard one gunshot. The gunshot was a little unnerving… I hadn’t run that long in awhile and I sure felt it in the last 2 miles. My heart rate stayed in my desired range for the majority of the run though and my pace was about what I expected. Overall, a great run.