Just get out and run, run. The weather too beautiful to pass up no matter how drained one might be. I got to wear shorts and a nylon t-shirt, never cold. Perfect temps with awesome autumn colors. Wanted to turn back at the 5 mile mark and make it 8.5 cause I was feeling fatigued but found some power within to pull myself through. I am going to need this power at Squaw Peak next June (50 miler). Working on my mental toughness wherever/whenever I can. Mind over body. That is the key to endurance events. Ran my new hilly loop through trails and the canal into and out of Cedar Hills with the addition of last week plus a .5 mile cool down. Average pace for total = 8:23. First mile 8:58. Last mile 7:11. Cooldown 1/2 mile 8:32. Pigged out on chocolate milk, less processed tortillas, and cottage cheese. Will eat all night. Work next two. Slept two four hour blocks last night, no meds needed. Ahhhhh!!!!! Side Story: On my run as I stared at Lone Peak High School's track thinking I should do speed work(lack of energy convinced me otherwise) a guy was on the track then he hopped over the fence and came running in my direction. Well about a 1/2 mile earlier I passed a guy with a backpack and beany on about 18- 20 years old roaming around the road up from the pond. He was walking towards the school. I stood staring at how to get into the track but it just wasn't worth my effort today. So I turned to get back on the trail and there was the same backpack guy. The guy from the track, dressed like a jock, was sprinting towards him. I overheard him say "Man, I got to talk to you right away!". Okay a jock and a suspicious not dressed for the weather ipod, backpacker, beanie man chatting. I pretended and actually tried not to hear them. I was worried I might hear something I didn't want to hear and then be this witness person. The backpack guy made eye contact twice with me and had this clever smile on his face. Drugs? Friendly banter? Girl troubles? Who knows? Another woman on the trail from the opposite direction with two dogs also stared at the two. Who has time for this? Away I went. Left to my own suspicions.