|Overlook at the Ledges|
I had a meeting in Medina in the morning. I originally was going to run in Hinckley, but when I looked at the map, and saw the Cuyahoga Valley National Park was just as convenient to drive to, and I knew the trails a bit better there.
I ran solo because I wasn't sure how long my meeting would last. I was done with the meeting before noon. I realized I should get some food in my stomach before the run. My first original thoughts of McDonald's fries, then Baskin Robbins ice cream, got turned into a Dunkin Donut coffee and chocolate chip muffin. FAR enough calories to fuel me for an hour (or two) on the trails.
I had just been on most of these trails on Sunday with Dan and Todd, so that was helpful in estimating mileage, on where to run. I did carry my map, which allowed me to find the bridle trail over to the Wetmore Trail for that 4 mile loop.
I only get on these trails in CVNP once or twice a year, during various runs and races, so most of them were vaguely familiar to me. This was a good orienteering run because I do have "Run with Regis" Event coming up in January.
A nice 19 mile run that did much to cheer me up after that debacle of a run the other night.
No wonder the old school vampires were always so glum. It must suck to just come out at night and miss all that nice happy sunshine!