5 easy miles this morning. I had a run-in with a skunk- I was crossing a narrow footbridge when I saw something dark coming towards me. It got within about 15-20 feet- close enough that I could see its white stripe even though it was 4:30 am and there were no lights nearby and no moon. I quickly retreated backwards. He followed. I retreated. He followed. By this point I was in a big field, but he kept coming right towards me. I eventually swung a very wide loop around him and continued on my way, but kept freaking myself out the rest of the run- every stick became a snake, every rock became, well, something not rock-ish. Needless to say, my heart got a better workout than my legs. My knee was rather painful, though, so I cut my run 1 mile short so I would have time to ice it before leaving for work.