I took yesterday off because the bottoms of my feet are pretty torn up and sore from the trail running. I have a couple of blisters. But I dont' want to lose any of my fitness, so I went out today. I coughed up some gunk, but that's a good thing. My feet were feeling fine while running. I was looking for coyotes, but didn't see any. They're good hiders. I did see a lady cross the Floodway with her unleashed dog. I thought that wasn't a good idea, even though the coyotes generally leave you alone. But that have been following some people, I hear. Anyway I got about a half mile in, and I heard a siren. This made a coyote start to howl. Normally they yip, but I would consider this a howl. So, I immediately stopped and looked for it. I still couldn't see it. I could see the lady walking on the other side of the Floodway and hoped she would put her dog on a leash now that she could hear the coyote. But she didn't. I continued running and crossed over to the other side of the Floodway heading towards her now. I couldn't see her dog anywhere. I'm like, are you crazy lady? She started to head back in to the Floodway, and I was afraid I'd have to chase the coyotes away from her dog, and hoped it wouldn't be too late. But when I finally saw her again, both she and her dog were safely on the other side of the Floodway. So that's good.
When I got done running, my lower back started to hurt. I hope it doesn't get worse. Sore backs are the worst!