I missed the Clinton Lake group run because had a lot to do on Saturday and wanted to jump my errands as soon as possible that morning. I probably could have gotten in my two hour run but driving home, showering, changing, unloading crap from my hydration pack and then getting ready for the day would have put me behind more than I wanted.
I never mind running alone anyway. In fact, it's my preference most of the time.
It kept trying to storm but the mix of the cool air trying to overtake the warm made for a mix of breezes and sunny spots. It also made for dramatic scenery every time the trail peeked out from the forest.
I lost my GPS signal (unlocked Garmin.. oops) very early on in the run. I'm unfamiliar with the trail enough to not know the mileage at the turn-around points. I guessed distance by how I felt and how far I had gone since I had restarted my watch. I'm pretty sure I got in all 8 miles and left the trails feeling great.
I ran a marathon, then multiple halves & many 10/5ks before gradually becoming fairly sick most of the time. Life came to a crawl due to exhaustion/stomach aches/headaches/achey joints/swelling/wheezing, etc. I finally realized the issues were food related (gluten, oats, dairy and corn) & changed my diet. Life returned to normal! I try to eat natural whole foods & organic processed foods (labels tend to be honest & derivative free.)
As I felt better, I started running again. I try to stick to trails or dirt paths. I hope to train for longer distances because I love doing something I didn't know I could do.