Should probably not be doing a run like this:
But I did it anyway.
I originally wanted to do a 20 mile loop starting from Germantown Road, but decided I should be a little more conservative since I was running by myself and this would be my first 20 mile run in 5 months. So I started at Upper Macleay park (mile 5) and ran to the zoo (mile 0) and back.
Here's the early morning view from Pittock Mansion:
Then I headed in the other direction to mile mark 10 and back.
Love, love, love Wildwood trail and it certainly was a beautiful day for a trail run. Running 20 miles is not easy, but my struggle on this run was more mental than physical. The nerve pain/stiffness in my foot and ankle appeared, but I tried to ignore it because There Is Nothing Wrong With My Foot. It's all referred pain, but it doesn't always feel that way. But I soldiered along and the last 2 to 3 miles were actually the best of the run.
Although frustrating at times, this run was a big confidence booster. I haven't lost as much fitness as I thought. So I plan to keep on doing my thing and take it one day at a time.