Lunch- great day for a run for 2 reasons. First, after almost 2 months, the GE trail reopened so I ran on my beloved dirt again. Second, it's sunny and 75 deg. Wonderful. I did 9 miles on the trail, at least half around 8 min pace. No animals, lots of people as I ran at lunch instead of my typical morning slot. The thing I found most interesting is that there are 2 new large areas of standing water (aka swamps) complete with lots of croaking frogs. It hasn't rained in 6 days, so it's an overall reflection of how wet the past year has been and how high the water table is.