Miles run: 13
Elevation gained: 1,300′
Minutes spent running in the pouring rain: 123
I thought that my waning motivation might benefit from a new running route. So I hit up the notorious Turkey Creek bridle out at Umstead. Holy hills.
I ran the bridle path until it ended and then explored some single-track stuff for a few miles before heading back to the car. The rain started at about mile 3. It began as a sprinkle but before long was coming down in sheets.
It was hilly. I was soaked to the bone. It was slow. (Those single-track trails are murder on the pace, especially with all of the slippery roots and downed trees/debris from the recent storms.) By all accounts, this run should have been a miserable experience. But it was actually pretty fun!
Oh hey, running motivation? I think I may have rediscovered you!
Tonight, I celebrated by enjoying dinner (er…a soft pretzel with beer cheese dip) on Raleigh’s most fabulous bar patio.
The Boylan Bridge Brewpub can be kind of a scene when the weather’s nice, but that view? Makes fighting the crowds of hipsters and their fixed-gear bikes totally worthwhile.
Although beer is clearly the house specialty, I indulged in a cocktail, because it just sounded really interesting:
Pear vodka, yuzu juice, lime and cascade hops leaves. Yum.
Apparently, tomorrow is Easter. We have no real plans, aside from a run in the morning. Followed by mimosas.
Hey, it’s a holiday. Might as well celebrate!