6mi/53min in McCarthy State Forest - Addison, NY. I ran with Jen and Griffin nice and easy. This was a cool little place that we seemed to have to ourselves. The ground was swampy and wet in spots due to the thaw from the 65 degree they had on Sunday. When we had a mile left, we encountered a bus with 7 people doing trail maintenance. We said hello and they seemed friendly enough, but we realized the bus said Dept of Corrections State of NY on the side. Jen and I were both a little freaked out when we realized that this was some sort of chain gang out doing trail work. We picked up the pace a bit and kind of laughed about it once we were safely in our car. Nothing like the thought of a good Christmas Eve massacre in the middle of nowhere, NY to get your blood pumping!
At night I ate about 10lbs of meet in the form of Roast Beef, Swedish meatballs, shrimp cocktail, bacon wrapped dates, crab blaylock, clam dip, and bacon cheese dip.