In my quest to celebrate life, I did a 9.1 mile loop today, a course I run with a group of friends many weekends. The topography of the region is best told through its road names: TutHILL, Cherry HILL, Purgatory, FarmingDALE (yeah, you go down into that one, but you come UP the other side), RIDGE and HULSEtown (hulse=HILL in Dutch*).
It was 16 degrees at the start, probably 20 when we finished, but the snow and ice were minimal along the route (in this wintry hill country, the snow removal is an ancient art and well practiced). It's good to run with friends, pushing ourselves through winter toward spring.
*Not really. At least I don’t think so. But there is a bear of a hill on that one.