DP, cool woods, warm day in store. Jogged for a change & chose Bower loop. Beavers have flooded the SVT & best choice was to remove shoes & socks & wince at gravel jabs. Saw some big tadpoles for recompense. Heard what sounded like bigtime chainsawing in the direction of Parson's. May is progress time perhaps. End-arounded beaver flood returning and couldn't have hit it better were I following streamers. Nice outing - need to get fluid. Missed CH Race and Rock again - this time with a good excuse (not in town by some hours). Was a time when 5k contemplation led to adrenalin production. Probably will again but not at present.
Road/trail49:41 4.4 mi (11:18 / mi) +126m10:22 / mi shoes: New Balance 1011
PM run up Allen, thru Nottingcook & back staying away from BBR. By passed the beaver flood for an unexpected second time. Felt like a slug. Consummate May eve. Encountered Beth's car at PL doing the PMDP and ran within a few feet. Be interesting to get dog report re detecting my having passed by in the few minutes they were away from car. Glad we didn't meet.