1. The house was stressful and loud this morning so I left for an extended run that took me higher than I had intended. There’s a hill/mountain right above the house and I decided to run to the top, an almost 1000 foot gain in elevation. Mountains and buttes that are over 100 miles away were clearly visible, and I’m fairly certain ranges close to Sun Valley were visible (a 3 hour drive from here). Also visible was a ferocious mountain beagle who was intent on guarding the sage bushes a couple hundred feet from his house.

    9 slow, mountainy, perfect miles down, second day of the year wearing shortie shorts out running!