2017-01-21 - Pockets of Happiness

~10.3 miles @ ~12.4 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Kensington_flowerpot_art_1.jpg"Important Safety Tip: do NOT eat 7 feta-and-spinach pierogies before a run — even if the box describes them as 'Pockets of Happiness'!" Ken and Rebecca trot downstream along Rock Creek at a brisk pace. Trail talk topics include future races, gaslighting, upper-body strength development, and what vegetarians might eat at Famous Dave's Barbecue. (Answer: not much!)
"If you're a real carnivore, there's a fresh roadkill deer on the shoulder of Connecticut near Franklin!" A solo trek to the 3pm rendezvous begins with speed-camera strobe lights that catch a zippy car, and includes a pause to photograph flowerpot art-statues on Washington Street. Early arrival at Ken-Gar gives time for a wee bit of hillwork. On the way home there's yet another break to catch two Pokémon near the inspirational Mermaid Fountain at National Park Seminary. "Yes, I'm addicted," I confess to the gentleman walking a tiny dog, "but I'm cutting back!"http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Kensington_flowerpot_art_2.jpg

(trackfile) - ^z - 2017-02-21