I woke up early. Which is good, because school is back in session and I would need to get my kids ready. It was dark out. As I approached the Floodway I saw a man and his little dog leaving it. As soon as I got in I could hear a coyote yipping not too far ahead. I pulled my phone out and started to record some video. I could hear that I was getting closer and closer, but it was too dark to see. I knew it must be on the path or very close to it. I barked and then yelled to try and scare it. Then I finally saw it about 10 feet away from me. It was too dark for the video to capture it, and I tried to turn my flashlight on, but for some reason it wouldn't. Maybe it doesn't work while you have the camera going? (I ask myself.) I stayed there for a bit, and then ran a little bit ahead. I watched the video back. At one point I could have swore I saw someone shine a light, maybe from the other side of the Floodway. I turned and looked, but didn't see anyone. So I started running again and after about 4 minutes I thought I saw another light. I turned around and looked and caught the tail end of a shooting star. That was cool, but I don't think it was the shooting star that flashed the light. I guess that will remain a mystery.
I continued on my run and thought about how I never see Jeff anymore. He had moved down the Floodway closer to University, but who knows where he is now. As I was getting closer to where I used to see him all the time, I could see an older couple and a dog ahead. It was still dark, but light enough to where I could see them. I tried to holler good morning at them so they knew I was coming, but I don't think they heard me. I said it again as I passed them, and their little dog started yapping at me. By this time I could see a bunch of stuff where Jeff used to hang out, and wondered if he was there. I felt bad if the dog's barking had woken him up.