It was a busy day, and I didn't actually get home until 5 PM. So I hit the trails, figuring I would be really tired. But no! I felt rather spirited and full of energy. And the weather was good for running, too. Low 50's, a fair breeze, with only a couple of stray raindrops at the finish.
I saw some American coots on the lake, my first of the season. Also spotted a furry woodchuck, some wood ducks, Mallards, tons of red-winged blackbirds and common grackles, red-bellied and hairy woodpeckers, and several areas of the forest floor have exploded with wood anemones. The maple leaves are huge now, too. Amazing how green it has gotten around here.
I managed a shade over 17 miles, and the run felt great. My reward? A late-night sourdough pizza!