It was very pleasant watching the sun come up.
There were lots of birds to watch and listen to.
If I was driving all the way to Albany I might as well bring my bike and go for a ride. With many emails back and forth with Darlene, she directed me to a bike path that would be safe at that hour of the day. By the time I got there and got started it was light and not raining, the best you can hope for these days. I found where I was going to park okay because Darlene gave great directions and I had done a duathlon there last year. I had a little difficulty finding the bike path and followed it until what I think was the end. I couldn't find it at all in the other direction. But I happily rode in the road, going across a bridge, briefly on a busy road and then down a different road. I could see the water tower in Troy in the distance when I decided I really wanted to be back where I had started so I turned around and repeated some of my early route. I really enjoyed listening to all the birds waking up at that time of day. There was no one around but me and I decided I needed to do this again - ride early early in the morning. Or run for that matter.
I had brought my old camera but it has stopped working completely. My camera isn't back yet and I really miss it. So I used my phone but it doesn't take great pictures.
Lake George on my run.
Then I got some coffee and a muffin before heading off. I had decided I would stop in Lake George and get a run in. I had only run here in the winter when it is freezing so I thought it would be a nice change to run in warmer temps. I found parking and a bathroom so I was off to a good start. There were A LOT of people out here particularly on the walkway near the lake. I ran 4 miles with about half of it being right along the lake.
Lake George much farther up the lake. It was cloudy but
not as dark looking as these photos appear.
I decided I would go back home a longer, but more scenic way. It was quite nice to do this. I knew once I got home I would be too tired to get anything done so I might as well get some workouts in. Mission accomplished.