My running is going great. I got up early (thanks kids) this past Saturday and headed to the Gateway Trail. Plenty of parking near the trail makes it easy, and running in the trees is much better than along the road. The paved trail is nice, and running parallel to it is a dirt trail. I ran a 9 mile out and back, with most of the return trip on the dirt. I only got a few mile splits (9:14, 8:36, then on the dirt: 9:29, 9:46, 10:06). It was a great run and I had a chance to try a Powerbar gel for the first time.
And it was my longest run ever both in miles, 9, and time, 1:24:43.
My wife had tickets for the Twins game last night. Parking, and taking the light rail to the game, was so easy; and they won 6-0.