Half a mile away from my sister's, way over there on the east coast, is the Norwottuck Rail Trail, 10 miles of glorious recycled tarmac bike trail connecting South Amherst and Northampton, MA (I'm a little curious, 'cause the "recycled" part is glass bottle particles, visibly mixed in, and I just wonder how that works with the round rubber parts of those bikes).
Pretty damn pretty.
I went out looking for 20, really quite convinced that was going to be the outcome, then pffft. I just wasn't feeling it. I dunno why, cause seemingly everything was in place, nice weather, easy route finding, new things to look at, but. Eh. I squeezed out 16, at 3:30.
I did not love running. However, this 16(!) miler *barely* affected me physically. I was a little sore for an hour or two afterwards, then .... it was just gone. No biggie. I didn't even wear the recovery socks.