Run: Green Mountain (5.05 mi)

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Sort of a big day for those in the know. So I decided to continue my usual weekly routine and hike (not run) up Green. I have mixed emotions lately and I hoped that the trip to the mountain would reveal some inner secret or direction. I wanted the mountain to talk to me. Tell me what I should do.

On the hike, the temps were low and the fog was building. Oddly, the mountain took on two personalities today. These next two pictures were taken on the same day on the same mountain within 20 minutes. Weird.

Green

Green

I flubbed the watch on the descent so missed some time and distance. Whatever. I had to keep taking the spikes on and off on the upper sections as the ice was nasty.

I got back to the car and realized what the mountain had to say…nothing. It told me nothing. I basically zoned out for 90 minutes in a state of suspended animation while climbing and descending 2,500 vertical feet. The mountain didn’t speak. Nobody did. Just peace and quiet in the fog. Maybe that was the message in itself.

I went 5.05 miles with an elevation gain of 2,616 feet in 01:23:02, which is an average pace of 16:26. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.