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Deer in Field
There was almost nothing notable about today's run. The distance, 10k, was fairly average in terms of recent runs. The time was pretty relaxed, the weather was fine, the route was a mix of paths that I've run many times before. It was all about just getting some miles in the legs.

At one point I noticed I was being watched rather closely by the deer in the field that I was running along side. They seemed quite interested and totally unfazed by my lack of grace and elegance, and didn't bat an eyelid when I stopped briefly to take their photo.

That was the only thing that stood out in any way; the rest of the run passed without anything further to comment on.

Sometimes it's the uneventful runs that are the best runs.

Today brings my totals to:

  • Runs - 4
  • Miles - 27.8
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