Seen on the run (July 21, 2014)

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Glowing drop of water.
The camera on my phone doesn’t want to focus anymore and my knee didn’t fare so well today.

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Seen on the run (August 19, 2014)

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Six miles. Zero knee pain!

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Seen on the run (August 17, 2014)

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Four miles. Only one knee twinge, which I’m going to say was all in my head.

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Seen on the run (outtakes)

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Seen on the run (August 12, 2014)

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Five miles in the rain. Many knee twinges toward the end. Improvement, but I’m ready to be back to normal.

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Bike ride to Scottsville

I have to admit that I’ve kind of started to look forward to my long bike ride on Sunday. Of course, I’d rather go for a long run, but I can’t say I don’t enjoy my rides.

The week before last, I wiped the cobwebs and pollen off my bike, put some air in the tires and my bike was good to go. Well, good enough for me, anyway.

The ride to Scottsville is quite nice.

The route takes me by Ash Lawn-Highland, The Donald’s winery,

IMG_20140810_133349and Dave Mathew’s winery (Blenheim).

In the past, I’ve always just ridden to downtown Scottsville and turned around. I wanted to add a little mileage this time, so I did some research and mapped out an additional loop.

scottsville bike rideI stopped at a new little coffee shop in Scottsville (Baine’s Books and Coffee) for a much-needed iced coffee and also got a vegan lavender chocolate chip muffin that I swear tasted like heaven. I was impressed and will definitely be back.

IMG_20140810_134904I rode up onto the bridge over the James River before turning around and heading back to Charlottesville.

IMG_20140810_134625IMG_20140810_134502This is the take-out for tubing and canoeing at James River Reeling and Rafting. We go tubing on the James at least once every summer.

The sun came out for my return trip to Charlottesville.

IMG_20140810_134056Total mileage: 47.5 (8.5 away from half iron distance)

Yes, I’m still thinking about eating my words.

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Seen on the run (August 9, 2014)

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I ran! Not quite 4 miles. Felt a few twinges in the knee, but nothing like before.
Things are looking up!

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