I needed to get to school early this morning to finish writing a paper, so last night I set the alarm on my phone for 5:00 and then left the stupid phone in the kitchen. Obviously, I didn't hear the alarm go off, which made for a stressful morning. Fortunately, I pulled everything together, and as soon as class was over I decided I needed to head for the hills to decompress.
I drove up to the Y parking lot and ran the Slate Canyon-Slide Canyon loop. I felt very good (maybe because of all the extra sleep I got last night), so the effort up Slate Canyon felt easier than usual. Or maybe I was just going slow--I didn't have a watch, so it's hard to say.
The descent was beautiful, as usual. There's a lot of snow up near the top, and if I hadn't already been up there so many times I probably would have lost the trail. I guess that means I won't be able to run the route much longer, but I hope today wasn't my last chance before the winter.