The alarm went of at 3AM this Sunday morning to allow me to meet up with Rich and Ed for what was to be an easy 11 miles on our local trails starting at 4AM. I had a very busy day ahead and figured this would be the only time to squeeze in a longish run. I'm very lucky to have friends who are just as crazy as I am...or maybe they were just being pals providing a running buddy in need with some company;-) Either way, a 3AM wake-up call on a Sunday morning is never considered normal. I picked up Richard just before 4AM and we met up with Ed at the Monte Sano hiker's parking lot just after 4AM. Some chronic issues I've been dealing with in the past decided to flare up again and I ended up cutting the run short. We ended up with half the distance, but I was still glad to have gotten out for this run.