This morning was our annual run/hike of the Wapack Trail. 2 buses drive to Windblown ski area and run south and 2 start at Rt. 119 in Mass and run north. Unlike last year, it was overcast and very humid and threatening rain, which, fortunately never came and it was not hot. Kathy and I took the North to South groups while Amie and Rob took the South to North gang. We ran through Windblown and headed up Barrett Mt. and at that point we were already mostly bathed in sweat. A brief stop for a photo op in the green ferns of the glade that resulted from the ice storm several years ago and then on we went.
Everyone changed and I grossed everyone out wringing the sweat from my singlet. then we loaded up and headed to Kimball's for lunch and ice-cream. Rob and Amie drove in a bit later and the whole camp was back together. Amie outdid herself, succumbing to an ice-cream dare and she almost managed to eat this giant conglomeration of ice-cream and toppings. It was an impressive effort indeed!
Finally, we swam at Lake Dennison after a bit of core exercises. The lake was cooler and more refreshing than a few days ago. A great end to a day of hard efforts. Tonight we talk about psychological preparation for ski racing. Its been a good day.....again!