Friday, December 25, 2015

Weekly Log 21-Dec to 27-Dec-2015: Christmas Week

Monday:  0
Spent the afternoon and evening in Boston, with a holiday get-together of 11 of my former Fidelity colleagues.
I love the vibrancy of the city...

... and miss walking through Boston Common,
but am enjoying the quality of life working close to home.

Tuesday:  9
Steady rain run mid-day.  Ran from the Y through Pawcatuck neighborhoods, including hill climbs up to Pawcatuck Middle School.  Made up the run as I went along.  Saw trails on the side of the road, and followed them.  Ended up at Stonington High School. Follow some twisty single-track before ending up at another section of the high school, then ran roads back to Westerly.  Soaked, but fun!

Wednesday: 9
Ran Blue Heron trail counter-clockwise.  Took one segment as a Christmas gift to myself. Pushed the last three miles relatively hard.

Thursday (Christmas Eve):  7

Twas the night before Christmas
While shoppers milled about town,
My lack of running plans
Caused me to frown.

The weather was dreary
Foggy and no sun,
But I snapped out of my duldrums
When Muddy texted me to go for a run.

Quickly got something to eat
To get my head out of a fog,
Then donned my running gear
And headed to Weekapaug.

Despite being
A December Day,
60-degree temps
Made it feel like mid-May.

We reached Misquamicut
With nary a fuss,
Then turned onto the beach
With the wind well behind us.

The return run
Went by quickly,
Despite Muddy
Being so sickly.

Muddy was
Dripping snot,
As we returned
To the parking lot.

Matthew and Jonny
Thought we were done,
But we dragged them along
For just a wee bit more fun.

We finished up our run
And drove out of sight,
Wishing Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night!

(With my annual apologies to Clement C. Moore)

Friday (Christmas Day):  5
63-degree solo run in shorts and singlet.  Is this really RI, or did I swap places with Chris (So Cal) or Tommy (FL)?
Merry Christmas!

Saturday:  5
Easy paced run from the Y during Matthew's indoor track practice.

Sunday:  8
Bluff Point trails.  Fun muddy, rocky, single-track.  Finally made it out to Haley Farm for the first time as well.  Didn't care for the straight route out there along the railroad tracks, but once we got there, more twisty single-track made it worth the journey.  Will return here again for sure.

Weekly mileage:  45
Yearly mileage to date:  2,180 (against a goal of 2,200)

And thus endeth the final full week of the year.  Looking forward to the week off, while planning goals for next year.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah the section along the RR tracks to Haley isn't all that inspiring, however Haley is worth the lackluster section of gravel rail road tracks and the occasional mean swan in Mumford Cove.