Well, it was a whirl wind week in the Poconos this past week. My daughters and I had a wonderful visit with my mom and also with a couple of my sisters as well. No relief from the Florida heat was found, as the temperatures early last week topped 95 degrees. A day at Camelbeach helped to cool us a bit on Monday.
Wednesday is the only day I was able to get in a run. The winding, narrow country roads near my mom's house are not really safe for running, so I elected to run through her trailer park. I took my first "lap" on the gravel road and when I got back to my starting point, I had traveled 0.31 miles. I am sure the neighbors thought I was nuts as I ran back and forth about 8 times or so. Since the road was at a bit of an incline, I got a quasi hill workout. To finish I ran up a steep hill to the mailboxes just before you exit the park. I did 3.01 miles in 33:40.
Overall, it was a very good trip. I had a great visit with my mom. I have to admit, it is tough to watch her sometimes. She ends up gasping for air just from walking across the room. I can't imagine what it is like to fight for every breath.
16 long miles ahead tomorrow. Hopefully I can get an early start so I can finish before the heat really kicks in. The forecast calls 75 deg F and 90% humidity at 6 am - 81 deg F with 77% humidity at 9 am.