Saturday Mark and I put in a long run. We decided to run to my parent’s house in Bristol, which is 25 miles by the direct route on the roads. I did a little planning and saw that we could substitute a decent section (12.6 miles) of trail to the run and only add about ~8.5 miles to the total distance. So we started our run Saturday morning at 6:15 AM and enjoyed yet another perfect morning for running. After crossing over the Connecticut River and heading west, we met up at about mile 15 with the Metacomet Trail (Blue) at Talcott Mountain . We covered the next 12.6 miles on the blue trail passing Hueblin Tower , Avon Mountain, West Hartford Resevoir and 50 Cents Farmington Mansion . (We stopped at 50’s gate and asked for some Vitamin water.) After reaching Rt. 6 it was another ~ 6 miles on the road to my parent’s house. We finished with 33.5 miles in 5:50. A great run!
Night out for the bride and groom “to be”
Saturday night we headed down to the Mohegan Sun casino for a night out with Keith and Kourtney to celebrate their upcoming wedding. Drinking, eating, gambling and shopping made for a fun night!
Monday we took the kids to the local parade and then to the West Hartford Resevoir for a picnic and a ride in their bike trailer (aka Super Fast Rocket). The weather was so perfect for a day outdoors!
This weekend coming up is the Nipmuck Trail Marathon. It might be a wet and muddy one! :)