A collection of personal thoughts and experiences - mostly centered around running.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Back on the itinerary and went 34 miles. Good to get the mileage back to where it needs to be after a few days of "healing". My shin continues to be problematic and is slowing me down, but I'm still heading north. Rough day with rain most of the afternoon -- just enough to make the rocks that much more treacherous. I was impressed by the beauty of New Jersey. Had some great views and saw two bears today. The pic below was taken by Kadra on the 11-mile section that she ran with me. The bear was within 20 yards and made no attempt to move and was totally unimpressed by me banging my poles together. Kadra thought it was cool. I'm glad we got to share the experience. Half-way done with NJ and looking forward to coming close to the NY line by the end of tomorrow!