running (Trail) 47:00  4.8 mi (9:47 / mi) +45m 9:31 / mi
CBRC run at St. Mary's City. In honor of groundhogs day, Perry said he'd reused some of the mile markers. By about 10 minutes in, I'd passed at least 3 "mile 2" signs. I do appreciate a quirky sense of humor. Around the 14 minute mark, I realized I was over dressed, but I'd shown up late and without much time to warm up, so not much I could do at that point. Tried to clear my sinuses, but mostly just succeeded in blowing snot all over my face, and was glad that the etiquette police (aka Katherine) wasn't there to yell "not wipe nose on sleeve, mommy!" at me.
Heard someone fall behind me at mile 3, and ran back to check on him. He was fine, but there was a fair bit of swearing, which didn't seem to help his performance in this case. I assume its because he didn't apologize to the "ladies" for his language. Lots of ice and ankle -crunching frozen mud out there today, not to mention the downed trees from our latest storm, glad I opted for my studded o-shoes.