I was able to do my "5 Loop" run today. I got up early and sat on the toilet for a while. A long while. Glad I did. I finally got out the door just shy of 6am. I ran north on the Floodway trail. I saw that deaf lady again. I think she's deaf. Maybe some day I'll ask her. I crossed Brown Road and right before merging on to the RWCD road I saw a little thing hopping across the trail. I thought it was a bug or something. Turns out it was a little toad, about 3/4" long from head to haunches. I don't see a lot of those while I'm out running. This very well may have been the first time. I paused to take a picture. The cute little guy wouldn't hold still. I started running again feeling decent. There were a lot of people out running today. One guy was running without a shirt on. He was tan and muscular. But he was running with his arms straight down. I thougt maybe he was carrying weights or something. But I think he may have been crippled. Good for him for getting out and getting some miles in. Right before the fence where I turn around at, this girl came through the other side of the fence. Her arms were flailing around. I thought she might have been dancing. Turns out she was talking on the phone with someone and she's the type of person that talks with her hands. I wondered if I could catch her. I touched the fence and turned around and noticed there was a young guy with mauve (maybe maroon, I'm not good with colors) hair that was running pretty fast. I knew he would catch me and the girl, too. He did. As he passed me I said, "You're pretty dang fast." He said, "Thank you. It's a beautiful morning." It was a nice morning. I'm glad it's been cooling down at nights somewhat because we're still getting over 100º days here. I wasn't able to catch the girl, not that I was trying. She was putting some distance between me even though sometimes she was weaving across the trail. But she stopped and turned around about an eigth of a mile from McKellips. I waved again at her and told her good job. I saw a few more runners on the way back. Some of them were using Strava and I am getting familiar with their little profile pic icons. The last mile was a bit of a struggle, but I maintained a decent pace most of the way. Most of my miles were under 10, and I haven't seen that for a while.