i woke at 6:00, rested. the retreat here in the mountains has been good for me. thanks be to God for his many gifts!
i dressed and headed out for a run up the road. i ran at "joy" pace and kept my heartrate under control. no sense overdoing it at this altitude. i ran uphill for the first half of the run and then turned to head down. the downward slope made returning to the retreat center a pleasure.
when i got back to the complex, i ran up and down the hill behind the main building to finish off my 5K. then i quit, satisfied that i'd done what i could today.