Friday, November 29, 2019

Day 208

I took several pictures today, so this post should be a nice change of pace from stock images and bad selfies.

I've been a bit off of my running game since my 10K on November 13. Last Sunday, I was supposed to run the Big Easy Half Marathon, and I expected to run a personal best based simply on some of my recent runs and the shift in the weather. I certainly hadn't put in extra effort for the half marathon distance since MCM. I have been doing RunBets to keep me accountable, but I am on week 2 of my newest one, so the distances have been in the neighborhood of 3 miles lately. Today, I decided to run out to the Stone family cemetery, which Google Maps told me was 2.8 miles from my residence for the week. That turned out to be accurate.

Once I made it to the cemetery, I didn't want to go back the way I came, but I didn't have much choice. The other end of Stone Heritage Road is a little over 1.2 miles from the cemetery, and I wasn't sure what the most direct route back to the house would be. When I pulled out Google Maps, it told me I was 3.4 miles from home. So, what started out as 5.6 miles became 7.5 miles by the time I made it back. Fortunately, the weather was great, and I had some speed in me. I finished the trek with a 10:57 overall pace. Not bad for stopping to take photos, too! Here are a few of the photos I snapped.

Catching a little elevation! This climb was about 2.7% grade over .35 miles (according to my calculations)...basically a mountain in Baton Rouge

The corner of US-264 Alternate and Stone Heritage Rd. Fortunately there weren't too many cars on this highway.
Shot from the road of the family cemetery
My maternal grandparents, Philip and Lou Nell Stone. I think they looked like movie stars.

The intersection of Fed Stone Rd. and Stone Heritage Rd. Fed Stone was my great-great-grandfather! This road is a dead end.
I was happy to see this sign indicating that Bailey was only a mile away!

Welcome to Bailey, y'all! Get yourself a BBQ chicken plate for $8 at the Bailey Christmas Parade to support Bailey Troop 12 and Pack 12.

Something that made today great: My mom made her famous (and delicious!) fried chicken for dinner
Time I woke up: 10:00 am

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