I had set my alarm for 6 am as I wanted to get out there before it got too hot for my run this morning. Well, even though it wasn't that late when I was getting ready for bed last night I set my alarm for 6pm instead. I ended up waking up naturally around 7, it could have been the result of a cat but I really don't remember. I got up, made some breakfast and puttered in the kitchen for a bit. I ended up heading out around 9am and made my way to the lift bridge.
I took a few more walking breaks on my return trip where I would grab a sip of my ever warming Gatorade. I was getting closer and closer and happier to see the distance markers declining. I made it back to my starting point at the restroom by the bridge, chugged the last of the warm Gatorade and refilled from the fountain...that was one of the drinks of water I have had in a long time!