Fight or flight

The sun is setting

with minutes before darkness... 

vigilance increased.

I've committed myself to the "Couch to 5K" training with the intent to run another 5k race. Based upon the "training" schedule, I am to run/walk 3 times a week, working up to running what would translate into the time required to run the whole 3.1 miles. Although previously deciding to give myself the night off, I changed my mind, and as the sun set and light became scarce, I ran/walked along my familiar course. Alert, with keys properly placed in hand to impose hurt if necessary I conserved enough energy to break into a sprint when I heard a bunny rabbit run into the weeds.