Today was the last warmup before the inaugural St. Louis Triathlon on Sunday. And, with a nice sunny day, it’s hard not to get out and enjoy it.
This was my first return to the Greenway in almost two weeks — two weeks filled with unseasonably cool weather, and a lot of rain. For the Greenway, that meant that it was… well… green, as promised.
About three-quarters of the way through the run, I encountered the most wonderful scent. I stopped, recognizing the smell, but not quite placing it. I looked around and found it … honeysuckles! It was like being a kid again. When I was growing up, we’d pluck the bloom, pull the center from it, and put the tiny drop of nectar on our tongues. I thought about doing that today, but elected instead to finish up, and get back to the Jeep.
I took it easy today, partly because it’d been a while since my last run, but also because I didn’t wanna risk injuring anything before Sunday’s event! As it ends up, I kept a pretty regular pace, albeit not exactly blazing speed. However, it was just a regular ol’ chug down the path, a little warm for me, but coming pretty easily.
This event honored the memories of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, and benefitted the Gastric Cancer Foundation.