The pain in my butt was back again last night so I skipped the hike and got to bed early. But it didn't feel much better when I woke. After breakfast and moving around a while, it disappeared so I headed out for a test run.
The run went well and I could move with ease at about any pace I wanted. There had been an early morning rain shower so there was a bit of mud and wet grass.
Some interesting observances on the trail today: A mother raccoon with four little babies following her, as fast as they could but not fast enough for her wanting to get out of sight; a riderless horse, with saddle and bit but the reins were missing and her rear quarters scratched and bleeding.. I eventually came across two other horses, one with riders doubled-up, that were asking if I had seen a horse go by?; and then I got some bonus breakfast as the wild black raspberries were ripening. The wildflowers have also begun to shift from the spring bloomers to summer.
|Purple Prairie Clover|
10 miles this AM.