Today my friend and I went on our long run starting from Harvard Square. It was a pretty good run - on target for my half marathon pace - though wet. The air was so full of humidity that even my short jog to the MBTA left me dripping sweat.
Most of our run was along the Charles River, which theoretically cooled us off a bit. On our way back to Harvard Square along the Boston bank of the Charles, I am pretty sure I saw a cormorant. Of course, I don't run with my camera (and it now occurs to me that I did have my phone. doh.), so here is an image from Lonetown Woods (the author takes a lot of beautiful bird photography, so if you want to see more hawks and sea birds and even vultures, please go look).
Next week's long run is supposed to be 8 miles, and will hopefully not be quite so muggy. I also hope that it isn't in Harvard Square, because the Square is full of temptation. There is Beadworks (though I normally go to Lush Beads), and Lush, and ice cream and coffee. There is also Woolcott. Sean, the owner of Woolcott, has started offering his own hand dyed yarn, which I first saw on Queer Joe's blog a few weeks ago. The colors that Joe bought were super saturated jewel tones, which I love (love, love). Each of the colors however are once offs. Sean only makes a few skeins of each color.
Those were gone, but there were still some really pretty colors. I bought a skein (and they wound it for me at the shop, so I could start right away) of Melon Cooler and some size 0 needles to make sure that they fit my feet.
No pictures of the Melon Cooler, but picture a bright spring green with golden streaks and little dots of red. It is a beautfiul color, and I'll have pictures in the next couple of days.
Now it is time to finish getting ready. I want to visit my fishies at the Aquarium and watch the new Star Trek movie (again).