Since then, I've stopped a number of times towards the end of my recovery runs. I still like to get in some strength training workouts in my air-conditioned house, but it's a nice change to stop off at the park equipment.
I found some ideas for exercising at the park at Beginner Easy Bar Body Weight WO Video and at The Little Honey Bee's Playground Circuit.
A few days ago, I ran 20 miles. Something that was different about that long run, besides the fact that I saw a group of five deer, is that I didn't eat on the run and I only drank water. I brought a gel, just in case, but I didn't need it. Since I was hungry before I ran, I did eat first, though - peanut butter and jam on bread, which makes this not a true fasted run, I suppose.
I'm working up to that for a long run, though. I might not always do fasted runs, but it's interesting to experiment with them. And how did it feel? Fine! Well - you know, except for the humidity!
I ran 12 miles today and towards the end, I was happy to stop to get a picture of one of the three armadillos that I saw. They were busy nosing around in the leaves and completely ignored me and I didn't mind stopping for a breather!