You may be able to find moi.
If you can pick out TPP and ER,
then your detective skills are being wasted
(unless, of course, you're a detective).
We all quickly set off on our run. Early on we managed to lose the group by taking a wooded trail. It was tricky in the snow and ice, but fun. However, I tripped on a tree root and hit the dirt. ER and TPP helped me up. I was not hurt badly, brushed myself off, and kept going. This is my second fall in the past two months, and third in over twenty years. I am lucky not to have seriously injured myself. I hope I'm not tempting fate. We found the bike trail again and the other runners at around the 3 mile mark. I was pleasantly surprised we were at 3 miles so soon because it felt like not even one. We decided to go a little farther before turning back. The way back was a little hilly, which I loved because I hadn't run hills in months. TPP had tremendous energy from the beginning of the run through the finish, despite a couple of low mileage weeks and a chest cold. I had to work to keep up with her. ER was a trooper and wouldn't give up, even though I could hear his breathing was labored at times. Back at GLIRC headquarters, there was a wonderful spread of coffee, cake, bagels, and muffins. After our carbo load, we stopped for some decaf at Stabucks, planned our next run together (the Long Island Road Runners Club New Year's Day 5 Mile Hangover Run), and then said our goodbyes. I really enjoy running with these two and can't wait for our next outing.
left to right: Clumsy, Techy & Peppy