Did the trails at Pequot Woods today. Got to love trail running in Connecticut. Not only do you get all the joys of running, like shortness of breath, dizziness, and pain, but also the opportunity to twist ankles, trip and bash one’s head open, and mud.

I had a huge grin the whole time.

Cycled this morning for the first time in a while. Rode up Military Highway north of the base, 11.3 miles round trip, 40 minutes. For those keeping score, that’s slow as crap.

But it was time back on the bike, which is time well spent. The “Out” part of the “out and back” route rocked – there was about a 10 MPH tailwind, so the average speed was somewhere upwards of 18 MPH. The way back – not so quick.

21 April 2004

Dragged myself out of bed early enough this morning to hit the road at about 0540. Made it to Newport in time to hit the road for about a 4 miler. If I’m going to get serious about running again, I need to start timing and measuring the runs, but for this summer, I think I may just take it as it comes.

That is, of course, if my application to run in the NYC Marathon gets declined. If it’s approved – well, then I’m in a world of hurt.