Mellowcat observed the Winter Solstice with an early morning neighborhood run – and I mean early! Five thirty. What’s gotten into the Mellowcat, you’re probably asking. This doesn’t sound like the Mellowcat that I know. Well, you’re right. This is uncharacteristic behavior. But it’s all part of My New Plan, which includes early morning running on Tuesday and Thursday so that I can make dinner on those nights. Resident Expert transforms into a gym rat on those evenings, and if I went running after work we wouldn’t be having dinner until right about bedtime. Was actually not bad conditions for running this morning; probably in the high 40’s, but no wind and the post-eclipse full moon provided good visibility. And there’s no cars. Redwood City is just beginning to stir at that hour. I was expecting to see many prowling cats and lumbering raccoons, but I guess I even had the jump on those guys. We’ll see if I can execute the plan once more on Thursday. Now that the blog knows about this, I suppose I’m kind of obligated.