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Long run up at Happy Jack, trees were thickly coated in rime frost. Dinner with John and Suzanne afterwards.
One of the things we talked about was toughness. We came up with 4 levels: 1) ordinary tough, 2) Cowboy tough, 3) Maldonado tough, and then the highest level of toughness 4) Ukrainian tough.
Then there are degrees of toughness which in reality are the opposite of tough. For example, something like "tough mudder" toughness, which is close to being oxymoronic.
Snow was in the forecast today, due to start arriving mid-afternoon or thereabouts. I headed up to Happy Jack to run, figuring one way or another I would see snow, whether in air or on the ground or both. I was hoping for something in the air, but even after crossing over the 2 hr mark, still the only snow I was seeing was the ground based variety. Lots of wind to keep it fresh, and even though there was sunshine all day long, it was confined entirely to the western half of the valley, none of it ever reaching where I was. Still, it felt like a sunny day to me.
Quiet day in town, beautiful, milder, just some breeze. Would have been inviting for a road bike ride, but I am not fond of snow covered streets for that. So did some nice trail running on the snowy trails higher up.
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