I am doing a marathon… again. The last time I finished one was in 2005, and it was with a training group. With the progress I have achieved over the last few months, I am confident that I can finish another one again – this time on my own. The first long run for the week was 9 miles. With the holiday weekend filled with lots of activities, I’m glad I was able to squeeze in the run. This was in the Sterling section of the Wachusett Reservoir Rail Trail. The trail itself was only about 1.6 miles one way, so I had to do a couple of out and backs plus I went out into the country roads to meet my mileage quota for the day. This part of the rail trail is really beautiful! I went with my roommate, RM, who biked her way through the trail. We spent a few extra minutes taking photos. It was a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, and with scenery such as those below, it made the run easy to accomplish.