Since my last post, I've been to Hutchinson, Kansas and back and the weather has been remarkably wet. This is , in some ways, great news as North Iowa has been too dry for two years.
The NIACC track team did well at Nationals with 3 top 8 placings and just missed the podium on 3 other occasions.
It took a lot of energy out of me for the trip even though all I did was assist with with coaching duties...surprising how much goes into helping meals, practice, warm-ups, etc. takes out of you!
I was able to get in some morning workouts and ran with Curtis on one of the AMs.
|Similarity between riding a bike and riding a horse?|
|I never realized the extra effort in repairing a brick street.|
|For you triathletes...this was my brick workout for the week!|
Ended up with a 37 mile week. Down a bit but I was definitely tired after some of the long days at the track.
The weather change has brought on the mushroom season and I love to spend the time in the woods looking for the delicacy. Paul Pokana, from Papua New Guinea, helped with the search on Sunday and Monday and today also provided a good score.
Lots to observe in the woods and I saw interesting birds like the Scarlet Tanager and Pileated Woodpecker. Also the river is bank-full, and woods alive.
|High ground water resulted in a spring in the middle of the trail.|
|One of the widest flows I've seen at Ernie's Bridge.|
|Motionless fawn while I hunted for mushrooms in the vicinity!|
7 mile run today and a 3 mile hike tonight.