Lying south of where I am currently running is Thunder Basin National Grassland. It's a big old thing. It covers 570,000 acres, in two bits. Of course, it's just a tiny bit of leftover grassland from what used to stretch from here to the Mississippi.
Having run a hard 9 miles yesterday, and planning to run 15 tomorrow, my choices today were to take the day off entirely, or to take a short, easy run. After some debate, the latter won. I wanted the exercise, and I wanted the endorphins, and I wanted to chalk up a day toward the 25 I'm shooting for in July. Short and slow as it was, it was still a tough run.