Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2.8 Mile Walk on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10.3 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Wednesday, November 15, 2017



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

DUCKIES IN THE DARK
1.9 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Making a Run For It Ahead of the Storm
Sunday, November 12, 2017

So the plan was to stop in Syracuse tonight, do some work, get some sleep, and then leave for Albany at 4:30 AM to give myself time to change clothes and still be at school on time. After all, 5 hours of driving is more than enough for one day.

Except ... apparently not. The forecast calls for a snowstorm to hit the central NY area right around when I'd have been driving back, and driving back in the dark in a snowstorm with no snow tires on the car didn't appeal in the slightest. So half an hour after checking in to the motel saw me throwing my stuff back in the car and making a dash for Albany before the bad weather hit.

On the plus side, the remaining two hours went by without a hitch. On the minus side, I still have all that work I was going to do tonight, but I'm starting two plus hours later than I planned. So I'll probably still be getting up at a god-awful hour, to finish whatever I don't get to tonight.

Of course, it's my own fault for playing all weekend (well, playing, and driving a 15+ hour round trip to play) but we won't talk about that.

JMH
1.1 Mile Walk at Tinker Nature Park
Sunday, November 12, 2017
RETURN TO NORTH CHAGRIN RESERVATION
0.6 Mile Walk at the Nature Center
0.2 Mile Walk at Squires Castle
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Weekly Activity Summary
11/5/2017 - 11/11/2017

running (2) - 29.1 mi
riding (2) - 34.2 mi
walking/hiking (3) - 5.6 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, November 11, 2017

A GIFT OF OWLS
Slow Going 2017 - Race #50
Conquer the Castle 16mi Trail Race
Saturday, November 11, 2017




2017 Event Totals
Run 371.4 mi, 98 hr 47 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT

Friday, November 10, 2017

BLOODY FREEZING!
0.8 Mile Walk at Niagara Falls State Park
Friday, November 10, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017

ANOTHER GREY CHILLY DAY...
12.7 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

BLUEBIRDS & A BARRED OWL CALLING
21.5 Mile Ride on the Zim Smith Trail
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017

BRRR....
3.6 Mile Walk at the Crossings of Colonie
Monday, November 6, 2017

Sunday, November 05, 2017

GORGEOUS, FUN, & TOUGH
Slow Going 2017 - Race #49
Steep Rock Half Marathon Trail Race
Sunday, November 5, 2017



 
2017 Event Totals
Run 355.4 mi, 94 hr 13 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
10/29/2017 - 11/4/2017

running (4) - 23.3 mi
riding (1) - 16.0 mi
walking/hiking (4) - 7.0 mi

outdoor activity 6/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, November 04, 2017

BACK TO THE BERKSHIRES
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Well, driving through them, actually, on my way to tonight's hotel to have a significantly shorter drive to Steep Rock tomorrow. Nevertheless I was reminded of how much I miss the Berkshires - I really haven't spent much time there this year. I think next year I will have to make time for a few more of the "classic" Grand Tree races that I've missed over the past few years in favor of seeing and running at some new locations.

JMH
Slow Going 2017 - Race #48
Revolutionary Run for Veterans 5k Trail Race
Saturday, November 4, 2017


 
2017 Event Totals
Run 342.3 mi, 90 hr 3 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
WARMING UP
1.8 Mile Run on the Champlain Canalway Trail
Saturday, November 4, 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017

A GORGEOUS EVENING FOR A RUN
8.4 Mile Run at Saratoga Spa State Park
Friday, November 3, 2017


Thursday, November 02, 2017

OWLS? UNFORTUNATELY NOT...
1 Mile Walk in the Albany Pine Bush
1.6 Mile Walk in the Albany Pine Bush
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

CHILLY & WINDY
16 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path & Through Riverfront Park
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

A LONELY BRANT
3 Mile Walk at the Crossings of Colonie
Monday, October 30, 3017
HAPPY 88th BIRTHDAY, RICH BUSA!
Monday, October 30, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

RAIN, RAIN, RAIN
1.4 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #47
Busa Bushwhack 10mi Trail Race
Sunday, October 29, 2017





2017 Event Totals
Run 339.2 mi, 89 hr 27 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
10/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

running (4) - 21.8 mi
riding (1) - 13.3 mi
walking/hiking (5) - 15.2 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2.8 Mile Walk at Odiorne Point State Park
Saturday, October 28, 2017
A LITTLE RUNNING IN MAINE...
1.5 Mile Run on the Mousam Way Trails
3.7 Mile Run on the Sanford-Springvale Rail Trail
Saturday, October 28, 2017



PERFECT FALL WEATHER!
Slow Going 2017 - Race #46
Spooky Sprint 5k Road Race
Saturday, October 28, 2017





2017 Event Totals
Run 329.2 mi, 87 hr 2 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, October 27, 2017

A TOUGH RIDE
13.3 Mile Ride Through the Corning Preserve & Schuyer Flatts Cultural Park
Friday, October 27, 2017


A Morning of Work at the Pond
Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

THANKS, VERIZON.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

My home internet service has been out since Tuesday evening - what I discovered when I got home today is that's because I have no signal whatsoever coming in over the phone lines, not even a telephone signal. So I powered up my mobile access that I use when I'm at Ann's house and went looking for help filing a repair request with Verizon. After wading through a number of pages that tried to get me to do a bunch of diagnostic procedures (because after all I'm paying Verizon a bunch of money every month so I can work for them for free) I finally reached a page that essentially said "No dial tone - contact Customer Service by calling 1-800-VERIZON"

Now I realize most people would just pull out their cell phones and make the call (don't have one and I'm certainly not getting one just to do this... besides if I did get one, my first choice would NOT be Verizon!) but did no one at Verizon see the potential problem with having their answer to "No dial tone" be "call us"? That's right up there with telling the tech help guy that your email isn't working and having him tell you that if you'll just send him an email describing the problem he'll get right on it.

JMH

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CALM AFTER THE MONSOON
2.4 Mile Walk To & Around Washington Park
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

PLEASE, SIR, MAY I CLIMB ANOTHER ROCKY HILL?
Slow Going 2017 - Race #45
Hot Iron Trail Half Marathon
Sunday, October 22, 2017



 

2017 Event Totals
Run 326.1 mi, 86 hr 23 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
10/15/2017 - 10/21/2017

running (4) - 23.2 mi
riding (2) - 25.9 mi
walking/hiking (5) - 7.2 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, October 21, 2017

13.5 Mile Ride at the Vischer Ferry Nature Preserve
Saturday, October 21, 2017

6.3 Mile Run on the Old Champlain Canal Trail
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

NOISY LEAVES ON THE TRAIL...
6.1 Mile Run at Schodack Island State Park
Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

12.4 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Thursday, October 19, 2017

THE LAST DANCE
Runrig's Final Concert Set For August 2018
Thursday, October 19, 2017


A little over a year ago (has it really been over a year since I got my copy of The Story, Runrig's last studio album?) I wrote about how hearing that they had made their last studio album made me sad, because it reminded me that the day would come sooner rather than later that they would retire.

Looks like 45 years is the end for Runrig. About three weeks ago they announced that in 2018 they would have their Last Mile tour wrapping up with a massive farewell concert in Scotland on August 18.

From the official Runrig website:

After 45 wonderful years in the music business, we have finally taken the very difficult and heart wrenching decision to pull the curtain down on our long career, in 2018.  We are now simply at that point in time where longevity and circumstance have to be balanced against what is right for the art and the muse. We feel that the time for this decision is now upon us, and we embrace it with a sense of positivity, but tinged with understandable sadness and reflection.

It was always inevitable that this day had to arrive, but it’s arrival does not make our situation any easier.
Taking the decision in 2015 to record the final studio album, The Story was a positive decision for us all. It was musically cathartic, creatively exciting, and it brought our recording career to a completed circle. It was very much a closing statement. We want to do the same for the live side of the band. To leave it unresolved would be a negative: to complete the circle with a series of farewell shows and celebrate our story together is the positive, meaningful, Runrig thing to do.

Will Runrig ever perform in some way again? – no one can say, but a door can be left open for any possible future, creative ventures. It would not be possible for us, as musicians, to stop writing, to stop recording and to stop the joy of live performance, but Runrig in its present form, as we’ve known it for 45 years, will come to an end. 

Runrig the brand will of course continue and there are various exciting legacy projects in the pipeline and in the planning. We will leave information about all of that for another day, but for now, we are in a position to announce our series of farewell concerts for 2018. Entitled The Final Mile, the tour will take in shows in Germany, Denmark and England throughout the early summer, culminating in August with The Last Dance, the big final farewell concert in the heart of Scotland. The venue, City Park, Stirling, below the castle ramparts, is one that has newly been created for live performance events.

Needless to say, as soon as I found out about this I went online to check on tickets. Ann has been talking about going to Ireland, and going to Runrig's final concert is a darn good reason to go to the UK next summer.

What I discovered is that the 25000 tickets for the concert sold out the morning they went on sale.

But then a week later the band announced that they would do a 2nd concert the night before, presumably with another 25000 tickets. Hope!

But no, all of those tickets have sold out too. And I am bummed.

(There is some slight hope... while the venue apparently can't handle any more people, the organizers are looking for a way to allow more people to the concert despite that.)

It would be incredibly ironic if I did get to one of their final concerts, since I heard Silly Wizard do a live concert in CT way back in 1988 and it turned out to be their final tour. And we may still go to the UK next summer. Part of me very much hopes that somehow we can go to one of the concerts - and part of me almost wishes it doesn't work out, both because I really dislike huge crowds (and 25000+ people at a concert is a damn huge crowd) and partly because it will be a very bittersweet experience.

JMH


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

1.3 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2.8 Mile Walk at Five Rivers
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

TRYING OUT A NEW PAIR OF SHOES
5.8 Mile Run Around Albany
Sunday, October 15, 2017

0.4 Mile Walk at the Manlius Swan Pond
1.5 Mile Walk at Onondaga Lake Park
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #44
Eastwood 5mi Road Race
Sunday, October 15, 2017



 



2017 Event Totals
Run 312.6 mi, 81 hr 40 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
10/8/2017 - 10/14/2017

running (3) - 15.4 mi
riding (2) - 37.3 mi
walking/hiking (7) - 12.8 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY - WU(1)

JMH

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2.6 Mile Walk at Onondaga Lake Park
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #43
Amy's Adventure Run 5mi Trail Race
Saturday, October 14, 2017









2017 Event Totals
Run 307.6 mi, 80 hr 33 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, October 13, 2017

RUNNING ON PACKED GRAVEL SUCKS
7.3 Mile Run on the Albany County Rail Trail
Friday, October 13, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3.5 Mile Walk at Saratoga Spa State Park
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A SUNNIER DAY
17.2 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path & Through Colonie Mohawk River Park
Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Monday, October 09, 2017

A TURTLE & AN EAGLE
20.1 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Monday, October 9, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017

A Brief Visit to Ontario Beach Park
1.8 Mile Walk on the Genesee Riverway Trail (Turning Point Park)
Sunday, October 8, 2017
1.2 Mile Walk at Tinker Nature Park
0.8 Mile Walk Sandra Frankel Nature Park
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #42
Go Pink! 5k Trail Race
Sunday, October 8, 2017




2017 Event Totals
Run 302.6 mi, 78 hr 54 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
SAD NEWS
Grand Master Pan Qing Fu (? - 2017)
October 8, 2017
Weekly Activity Summary
10/1/2017 - 10/7/2017

running (3) - 16.4 mi
riding (3) - 45.4 mi
walking/hiking (4) - 9.7 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, October 07, 2017

3 Mile Walk at Hamlin Beach State Park
0.3 Mile Walk at Ontario Beach Park
Saturday, October 7, 2017
NOT EVEN CLOSE TO MAKING THE CUTOFF...
Slow Going 2017 - Race #41
Danby Down & Dirty 10k Trail Race
Saturday, October 7, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 299.5 mi, 78 hr 12 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, October 06, 2017

1.2 Mile Walk at the Crossings of Colonie
Friday, October 6, 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017

20.1 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path & Rt 5S
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

15.3 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

3 Mile Walk at Peebles Island State Park & Waterford Harbor
A Brief Visit to Cohoes Falls
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Slow Going 2017 - Race #40
Wendell Hercules Running With The Angels 10k Road/Trail Race
Sunday, October 1, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 293.3 mi, 76 hr 18 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Slow Going 2017 - Race #39
Autumn Classic Supersprint Duathlon
Sunday, October 1, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 287.1 mi, 74 hr 51 min
Bike 80.2 mi, 6 hr 32 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
9/24/2017 - 9/31/2017

running (1) - 3.1 mi
riding (3) - 45.6 mi
walking/hiking (5) - 8.0 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, September 30, 2017

2 Mile Walk at Mendon Ponds Park
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #38
5k for Special Olympics Trail Race
Saturday, September 30, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 283.1 mi, 73 hr 53 min
Bike 70.2 mi, 5 hr 46 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, September 29, 2017

ON THE ROAD AGAIN...
10.2 Mile Ride on the Erie Canalway Trail (Canajoharie - Fort Plain)
Friday, September 29, 2017


HOLY CRAP - MAGE III IS HERE!
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

HOPEFULLY THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST HEAT!
1.5 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

RIDICULOUS HEAT & HUMIDITY DAY TWO
12.3 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

AUGUST AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER... BLEAH!
23.1 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Weekly Activity Summary
9/17/2017 - 9/23/2017

running (3) - 16.8 mi
riding (3) - 56.2 mi
walking/hiking (3) - 6.4 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, September 23, 2017

15. Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Saturday, September 23, 2017

4.2 Mile Run at Greenport PCA
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Slow Going 2017 - Race #37
Kinderhook Dutch Farming Heritage 4mi Trail Race
Saturday, September 23, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 280.0 mi, 73 hr 15 min
Bike 70.2 mi, 5 hr 46 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, September 22, 2017

3.2 Mile Walk at Five Rivers
Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

TOO... HOT...!
8.6 Mile Run in the Albany Pine Bush
Thursday, September 21, 2017

My original plan for today was to head over to northwestern MA and run/hike some of the trails at Savoy & Monroe State Forests... except I ended up not getting enough sleep last night and decided that 14-15 miles up and down Berkshire hills plus well over 3 1/2 hours of driving was not a good choice for today's agenda. So instead I decided to keep it local and went to the Albany Pine Bush instead.

Given the heat I should have carried two water bottles and I definitely should have brought along some food - I started getting hungry by the time I made it to DiCaprio Park. I had hoped to top off my water bottle there but the bathrooms were locked and I wasn't sure if I should trust the outside faucet to be potable.

Lots of changes to the Pine Bush trails, both in terms of re-routes and even more clearing out all but a few trees. When I first started running there 15 years ago or so, many of the trails were pleasantly shaded and surrounded by woods. Those are increasingly in the minority, and I wouldn't be surprised if they pretty much disappear in a few more years as the Pine Bush Commission fulfills its goal of returning as much of the preserve as possible to meadow conditions.


JMH

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20.5 Mile Ride on the Zim Smith Trail
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

2.2 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Monday, September 18, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

END-TO-END-TO-END, Year 2
20 Mile Ride from Clyde to Savanah (& Back)
Sunday, September 17, 2017

1 Mile Walk at Tinker Nature Park
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Weekly Activity Summary
9/10/2017 - 9/16/2017

running (2) - 8.0 mi
riding (5) - 69.0 mi
walking/hiking (4) - 7.4 mi

outdoor activity 6/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, September 16, 2017

A Brief Visit to Mendon Ponds Park
0.5 Mile Walk at Tinker Nature Park
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #36
Cortland United Way Duathlon
Saturday, September 16, 2017




2017 Event Totals
Run 276.0 mi, 72 hr 19 min
Bike 70.2 mi, 5 hr 46 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Thursday, September 14, 2017

TESTING THE BIKE
10.2 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

RACING THE CLOCK
12 Mile Ride Through the Corning Preserve & Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

RACING SUNSET
20.5 Mile Ride on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail
Monday, September 11, 2017

The weather forecast indicated that this might be the last sunny afternoon/evening this week, so I sucked it up and took the bike over to Pittsfield to ride the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Unfortunately I left the house later than I'd hoped (I really should have taken everything to work and left straight from there), didn't realize how much rush hour traffic would slow me down both in Albany and driving through Pittsfield to the trailhead, and forgot that now that it's essentially fall, sunset is happening earlier and earlier - by the time I got there and geared up, I had about 100 minutes of riding time before sunset. No problem, since I'd remembered to pack a light - except I'd forgotten that I took the handlebar mount off the bike for the summer, when I almost never need a light...

So instead of a relaxed ride through the woods and wetlands and along the shore of the Cheshire Reservoir, I found myself pushing as hard as I could to try to cover as much of the trail as I could before sunset. As I headed north, I pretty much figured I would turn around before the steeper hill down into Adams... but once I got there, the thought of driving all that way to ride a little over 8 miles was too much, and I ended up going all the way to Harmony Street, about a mile before the end of the trail at the Adams Visitor Center. And then I cursed myself out for doing so as I crawled back up the hill I had just ridden down at a snail's pace... my legs were definitely feeling the effects of Saturday's runs and yesterday's running, walking, and riding.

In the end I made it back to the car a little after sunset, with plenty of light to see... I briefly thought that maybe I should have pushed a bit further and gone all the way to the northern end of the trail, but that would have added another 10-15 minutes to the ride, and that might have been all I needed to end up riding the last mile or so in the dark... so I made the right choice to turn around when I did.

The next time I ride this trail, I hope I can do so when I have more time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Though I did spot a couple of beaver swimming in the reservoir, which was pretty neat.

JMH

Sunday, September 10, 2017

12.3 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Sunday, September 10, 2017

2.2 Mile Walk at Peebles Island State Park
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Slow Going 2017 - Race #35
Tug Boat Chug 5k Road/Trail Race
Sunday, September 10, 2017


 

2017 Event Totals
Run 271.1 mi, 71 hr 16 min
Bike 56.2 mi, 4 hr 44 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
9/3/2017 - 9/9/2017

running (3) - 21.3 mi
riding (1) - 31.8 mi
walking/hiking (4) - 6.3 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, September 09, 2017

7.5 Mile Run on the Appalachian Trail (Kent)
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Slow Going 2017 - Race #34
Chasing Ciara's Light 12k Trail Race
Saturday, September 9, 2017

 

2017 Event Totals
Run 268.0 mi, 70 hr 38 min
Bike 56.2 mi, 4 hr 44 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, September 08, 2017

0.8 Mile Walk at Ooms PCA
Friday, September 8, 2017

A nice quiet walk at dusk, and I haven't been to Ooms nearly often enough over the last year... but originally I would not have gotten here before dark.

I had planned to ride through the Corning Preserve and maybe get some shots of the tugboat procession up the Hudson to the annual Waterford Tugboat Roundup this weekend - and even went down there in the light rain that was falling. Except after making my way through the start of rush hour traffic in downtown Albany, I found the lots filled with cars parked for the Labor Day Parade that I had forgotten happens early this evening. And since I couldn't remember exactly what time that would be happening and didn't want to risk getting stuck waiting for everything to wrap up before I could go home - I just kept going and my hoped-for bike ride turned into a 35-40 min drive around the city. Bleah.

School starting back up again this week has definitely raised havoc with my running and riding. Hopefully I can get back into a more regular workout schedule soon, assuming my body adjusts to getting up at 5:30-6 AM every day again.

JMH

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A RAINY EVENING
1.5 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

6.6 Mile Run at Saratoga Spa State Park
Tuesday, September 5, 2017