Saturday (1/10/15) - 10.62 miles. I had a busy morning dropping the kids off at various activities. I met The Petite Pacer and JC at the SUNY Old Westbury campus a little past noon. We parked at the Clark Athletic Center because we didn't want to piss off God by parking in the church lot across the street. Even though we had the later start, it was still only 21 degrees. JC and TPP wanted to do two loops totaling eight miles. It was tough for me at the beginning scaling the hills and trying to converse with my friends. I was very conscious of my loud huffing and puffing. The breathing got easier after the first loop. It snowed a little the day before, but the roads were plowed. The grounds were quite pretty with the coating of snow, especially the golf course. TPP was having an off day (like we all do from time to time), maybe due to the later start. She's used to getting out very early. The chilly wind didn't help. The second loop thankfully, went by quickly and we were back at our cars saying goodbye. I was feeling pretty good so I decided to add a couple of more miles with a run to SUNY Empire State College. These last two miles were brutal due to the frigid temperature which seemed to all of a sudden catch up to me. My fingers and toes were so cold they burned, despite the gloves and shoes. I definitely need to get another pair of SmartWool socks since the one pair I had disappeared. I was psyched to finally get back to the car and ecstatic to take a long, hot shower once I got home.
1-r: Front Wheel, Back Wheel, & Third Wheel
One of the beautiful mansions in the background
on the way to Empire State College.