It has been somewhat of an adventurous week for me. Mixed it up, and missing the bike, but glad to get out and push my boundaries. You just don't know what you can do unless you give it a try.
Half way to the in law's house, I realized I didn't have the proper cold weather gear for riding. Fortunately, I always pack my trail running gear just in case.
When we got to Roanoke, I dropped the wife and kid off and headed to the hills. An 8 mile round trip to MacAfee's Knob was just what I needed to relieve the stress of the day.
The next day, I wanted to attempt both Dragon's Tooth and Tinker Cliffs but the dog needed some exercise, so I headed out to Carvin's Cove for another 2 hr run. I felt pretty good considering I had been sick the previous week and have not run in a long time....
The 40 plus mph winds were crazy.
I had a couple of back up plans and was prepared to go that route if needed. I fell in, a couple of times and managed to get back up. Once I got going it was ok, still getting worked, but making it back across the lake.
Now I'm watching for the next storm.