GRR -- nice run!<br><br>
roots -- glad you accomplished your goal for the day.<br><br>
I had a fantastic run today, and even better, got to do a good deed.<br><br>
8 miles of dirt and rolling hills in Nags Head (Outer Banks NC) woods. This is my favorite trail at the beach, because part of it has water views and there are all kinds of little side trails that lead out to tiny secluded beaches. I stayed on the main one, which is actually a quiet dirt road, today. It is STILL muggy in NC, but the lovely setting made that OK. I left my watch in the car because I knew I would run too fast after 20 yesterday; as it was I ended up very energetic feeling much of the run anyway. I was having all kinds of thoughts of trail races past the marathon distance.<br><br>
As I was about halfway, a woman drove by and asked if I'd seen two dogs. I said no, but took her card to call in case I did after she described them to me. I saw her a few more times driving back and forth on the road. With 1/2 mile to go, a dog matching the description of one ran up to me. It was totally adorable, by the way,and I wanted to keep it! I tried to get the dog to stay with me, but eventually it went back into the woods. I saw the woman shortly after and took her back to where her dog had left my sight. We split up with me going back into the woods and her driving around to the parking area of the trails area and worked together to find the dog. She did get her dog back and was very relieved. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
My legs are feeling yesterday's run a bit, but I felt strong and even somewhat sure-footed on the rocky and acorny road today. I wish I lived near more trails -- roads would be foreign to me.