I had another good run today. I went 4 miles at a 10:13 pace - really surprised myself! That is an enormous improvement over my previous times with the BOB. I feel like my performance is going to plateau, though. I just don't feel like I can go much faster. I would love to go under a 10 minute mile (sustained for at least 3 or 4 miles). That's my goal, though I haven't really set a date at which I would like to reach that goal.
We saw some really neat birds today. We saw a red-tailed hawk. It flew very low across the trail and landed on a branch not too far above the ground. I did stop for a moment to watch it. I always wish the babies could understand me when I see things like this. I want to point things out to them, but they're too busy staring at their thumbs or making razzing noises or trying to pull off their socks... just being darn cute.