I guess I should’ve known the plan was jinxed the moment I mentioned ‘easy’.
Started off easy, but about 3 miles in I took my FIRST wrong turn and noticed the steep hill ahead.
Backtracked and two miles later I noticed that instead of seeing the reservoir, I am now heading into a 3-mile hill climb:
Defeated, I turned back and finished 1 mile short of my original plan. Will try again next time… Definitely NOT easy!!!