As the Summer rolls on, I'm continuing to rack up barefoot miles, although still not at any record setting pace. We've had some cooler, rainy weather lately, but overall it is turning out to be a pretty normal Summer so I am getting in some really good longer morning runs with the headlamp. Sunrise is noticeably later now than it was in late June which causes me to have to leave on the headlamp later and later. I do enjoy being able to come back after my runs and dive into the pool in the backyard to cool down prior to showering up for work.
|Saratoga Spa 5-Mile Trail|
|Sarah on the Trail|
This past week I've been on vacation in NY with my family. We had a wonderful, relaxing week making memories as a family. The vacation actually started last Friday evening with a drive up to Howe in northern IN to visit Linda's Mom and Dad, Frank and Mary, and to celebrate Mary's 80th birthday a few days early, before beginning our drive out to NY. We took the family out for breakfast at the Howe Diner on our way out of town. The first night was spent in Geneva in the Finger Lakes Region of NY. Then we continued on to our main destination: Saratoga Springs, NY.
|S'mores by cabin in Saratoga Springs|
My wife Linda had booked us a cabin in in Saratoga Springs from which we were able to launch our daily sight-seeing excursions. It was a nice "tiny house" which comfortably slept the 5 of us. We had a fire-pit off to the side which allowed us to make a fire and some S'mores on one of the non-rainy nights and and enjoy the great outdoors. At least two of the overnights were rainy so we were appreciating the fact we weren't in our normal tent and fighting the dripping ceiling! I skipped running the first morning in Saratoga Springs due to the rain but was able to run each of the next four mornings. Each day I did the same 7.9 mile out-and-back down the mountain to the restaurant in Wilton NY. This allowed me to stretch the legs on more hills than I am used to in my normal flat Indiana running.
|At Museum of Modern Art|
|Amtrack Train from NYC back to Saratoga Springs|
On Saturday afternoon we took the afternoon Amtrack train back to Saratoga Springs and then drove a couple hours to our last hotel which was also in the Finger Lakes Region, this time in the town of Auburn. All in all, this was a very relaxing and enjoyable vacations with the family and I feel like we make some pretty cool memories. God is Good!!
Enjoy What's Left of Your Summer!
July Mileage = 206.98 Miles