This morning when T and I ran it was 30 degrees. 30 degrees! I wore two layers of long sleeves, a headband and gloves which I never felt the need to take off. I am not complaining but that change happened fast! We cranked out 8 miles. While we were running we met several cyclists which is not usual. They had come over Lincoln Gap (starting in the dark) and were doing 6 gaps today. They apparently do this every year. One gap couldn't be done as it is not passable still from the flood so they were going to do Lincoln twice which I am guessing is the steepest. A friend of T's did it earlier this year and I forget how many hours it took but it was a lot. There is a lot of riding just to get from Gap to Gap to say nothing about going over them. I was a tad envious all day - not of the actual ride but of the goal and how they must have been feeling fulfilling that goal! They had a great day for it.
After our run I did my stretching and then proceeded to get a lot done around here since I will be busy tomorrow. Later in the day my husband needed a ride to Shelburne so I brought my bike and got a short ride in. I was along the lake for some of it. The sun had disappeared behind clouds and it was cool but great for biking. I had brought along my coat thank goodness. My husband told me I wouldn't need it but apparently his blood is thicker than mine.
One of a few wonderful views while I was riding.
On the reading front I finished State of Wonder by Ann Patchett and enjoyed it a great deal. I keep asking who has read it as it is a good discussion book. I am reading yet another book by Leonard Barclay who I talked about the last time I mentioned reading. I love finding a new author I like. He writes thrillers which I love. I have three more on reserve at the library. Has someone else recently discovered him too as all his books are out, not just the new ones? I plan to get the ones the library doesn't have with a gift certificate to a bookstore. I also went back to Borders but I only found two books this time. I missed getting one because I thought I bought it last time but I had not. No worries though as the library has it.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.