2013-09-02 - Riverbend Park Trek with Mary Ewell

~6.3 miles @ ~16.6 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Mary_Riverbend_2013-09-02.jpg"Do NOT let me stop running!" Mary Ewell sternly instructs me as we prepare for the final segment of our hyper-humid Labor Day afternoon run-walk along the Potomac near Riverbend Park. A tiny lizard scampers across our path as we begin the upstream trek; a couple of hikers point out an even tinier snake on our way back. Raindrops sprinkle the fern leaves all-too-briefly midway. The park snack bar provides sugary-soda rehydration. We each carry two water bottles and debate who is more totally sweat-soaked when we stop.

Garmin GPS and Runkeeper iPhone concur on our distance and pace. | http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Mary_after_run_Riverbend_2013-09-02.jpg |

^z - 2013-09-23