A beautiful morning for a run! Sunny. Hardly any wind.
Favorite views: the reflection of the railroad bridge in the water from the Franklin bridge and the reflection of the Lake Street bridge from the top of the hill on the river road near Marshall.
Most annoying re-occurrence: stupid squirrels stopping right in front of me or darting out in front of me. At least twice, I had to pause my run for them.
Most interesting thing about the squirrels: saw at least 2 black squirrels.
Best noise: sh sh sh shuffling through the dead yellow leaves on the ground.
Worst noise: the wheezing, coughing, gasping of a woman running in front of me just past Meeker Island.
Prettiest leaf color: butterscotch.
Toughest part of the run: After running up 2 hills and crossing the road to the sidewalk just before Marshall.
Easiest part of the run: Running on a gentle downhill for several minutes after reaching the top of the curve on the Franklin bridge.
Best dogs: The pure white dogs I encountered at the end of my run as I walked back, one walking the other proudly perched in a stroller being pushed by a woman. Not sure what kind of dogs they were.
What made me happy to see: glimpses of the blue river through the trees at my favorite part of the trail, right above the gorge. A roller skier in a bright orange shirt speeding up the hill. The forest floor.
What I missed seeing: The Daily Walker. Rowers. Glowing orange leaves. Wild turkeys.