Final college visit and….we have a winner!

First signs of spring.

There is something inherently creepy about empty hospital hallways. 😬

Local coffee shop going full Hogwarts.

A different kind of true.

Library haul for a snowy weekend.

Supposed to turn to rain soon, but the school’s courtyard looks pretty now.

New-to-me bookstore knows where it’s at.

First real snow of the year. Better late than never.

4/5 stars. Sean Harris is amazing.

2nd to last long run of 2023. Spent this morning in the woods. Still wishing for some snow though.

Two roads diverged…

#SaturdayLongRun 12/16/23

12/9/23 Weekend Long run

My wife and daughter went to Iceland last week, so of course they bought me a book! Looking forward to diving into this one, but I think I am going to save it until October to give myself something new to enjoy the Halloween season. I have not read much in the way of Icelandic folklore so it should be interesting.

Icelandic ghost stories derive their inspiration from the unforgiving climate and remote villages of the country, playing up the eerie ambiance. They can be found in sagas, folklore, and the oral traditions of various regions.

A noteworthy aspect that my wife learned on her trip is that Icelanders possess a distinct perspective on these supernatural entities, with many embracing their existence as genuine. While a few may approach these stories skeptically, they remain an indispensable part of Icelandic cultural heritage, shared with equal enthusiasm by both locals and visitors.

Deep in the woods after a light snow = my happy place. ❄️

Back to the lab again-

Happy Thanksgiving from the summit.

First trail run in sub freezing temps. Not many people on the mountain this week. Too bad, they don’t know what they are missing in the cold and the quiet.

Veterans Day trail run. Made it to the top of Gibbs Mountain, which is more of a big hill, but my legs were still burning.

Usually not much color left at this point. Rail trail looking great though.

With politics really ramping up right now, here’s a palate cleanser from yesterday’s trail run.

Quick 3 mile ramble in the woods to clear the head.

A surprise dusting of snow? I wish!

An allergy-killing spring crop of pollen. 🤧