Still have not managed to get up at the crack of dawn – summer is turning me into a sleepy head. I did manage to get in some smack-in-the-middle-of-the-afternoon trail miles today however. Yes, the weather was extremely hot. But I’m getting used to that. I quickly exited the canyon (Wood Canyon, which tends to trap in heat for a furnace-like run) and headed for the ridge. This decision proved to be the best choice with occasional ocean breezes blowing my way. And go figure, I didn’t see one other runner out there on the trails this afternoon.