The Distance so Nice I Ran it Twice
Being that this month's 12athon date landed on a Sunday, I had grand plans for incorporating a bunch of bonus challenges. But, then my training plan's long run landed on the 12th, too. And, then it got really cold outside.
So, before heading out for my run, I accepted the fact that planning for bonus challenges, in addition to faking my way through a long run in frigid winds, would be overly ambitious for me. The run was frustratingly slow in spite of my peanut butter M&Ms serving as fuel.
I chose to complete my run on the Crabtree Creek Greenway with a spur to Shelley Lake thrown in. It was a nice tour through Raleigh. And, I'll probably write more about that greenway in another post.
By chance, the sun went down while I was roughly four miles from the end. So, that garnered bonus points for the Sunset Challenge. And, it so happened that I decided to wear my zer-drop Bare-X Lite 150s on this run, which meant I could claim points for the Naturalist challenge, too.
Here's the photographic evidence:
From the Crabtree Creek Boardwalk