While my legs had been feeling the long Sunday bike ride, I did do some foam rolling (and resting) yesterday so I could face a run today. But I had still hoped Susan wasn't up for a "long" run (jog/walk). So much for my wish to puss out - she wanted to do the point to point on the greenway we had talked about a while back. We dropped one car at Dunklin trailhead and then drove together to County Park Lake (6.5 miles away on the Greenway Trail per MapMyRide). The sun was out and shining, but the light breeze was pretty cool and the temps were in the mild mid-70's (plus we had shade in parts of the trail). Really couldn't ask for a nicer day. We did a lot of visiting (as usual) and the pace was pretty crazy slow, but we knocked out the miles.
We ran into another friend of ours out on the trail on her bike (with little girl in bike seat). She said hi to Susan when she passed us the first time and neither of us recognized her with her bike helmet on and zipping by us. Then she said hi again as she passed us just before we got back to the Dunklin trailhead and we figured it out is was one of the twins I went to high school/college with that has kids at our school. Neither of us caught which one though (and I still didn't really get a look - just recognized her voice). I said hello and asked if she was enjoying her holiday (Harry Truman's birthday for you non-Missourians or folks that don't work for the state and would never get a crazy holiday like this). She came over and chatted for a few min and we finally figured out it was Natalie. She said the little one wanted to cut the ride short. Isn't that the way it goes when you have to take a kid along. Lots of people out today because it was so pretty.
We drove back to Susan's van and split an orange that I brought and a couple pieces of watermelon she brought and then decided to head down to the Brick House Deli for lunch (reuben sandwich and side salad - YUM!). I ran a couple errands and then headed home. Read a few blogs and then mapped the jog/walk and entered it into MapMyRide to finish the gold challenge for the RnR coupon. If I get the nerve up to enter the RnR St. Louis half in the fall - I can do it for $10 off! Yay! Wish I liked running more. LOL Early release today so kids are already home and wrapping up homework. Better go supervise!