I got up before the sun today and ran 7 miles on my favorite path out in the country near my hometown. There are rolling hills and tree lined creeks about 2.5 miles out. I always see cows, sometimes deer, and an occasional flock of wild turkeys. Today a deer actually shouted at me, which made me utter some unflattering words. I had no idea a deer could shout! The sunrise was truly magnificent today. I got to watch that impressive show on my return to town. The weather has been unseasonably mild and I am certainly not complaining. On my way to visit my family, I stopped to support one of my students at the sectional cross country meet. He had a solid run and it felt great to support his final race of the season. I always love getting to visit with my family even when the visits feel to short and rushed. Overall, a great run and a great day.