There was a temptation to get rolling again today because I was still feeling so optimistic about yesterday's finish. Curt "The Younger" would have caved in and tried to repeat the tempo, however, Curt "The McDuffer" prevailed and I stayed reserved in order to help promote better recovery. I would like to be fresh again by Saturday for another long run going in to next week's forced cut-back in mileage while travelling to Texas for the NJCAA outdoor nationals.
I was amused by the scampering of an Eastern Chipmunk along the trail early in today's outing.
And apparently I wasn't the only one not feeling very chipper today. Wild turkey are typically very elusive but this guy didn't seem to be quite right and allowed for easy approach for photos! I didn't see or hear signs of any young ones but perhaps this adult was feigning injury to lure me away from the vicinity of some poults?
6 miles this AM and some additional hiking planned for after dusk.