Kelli got me out of bed and I was hoping I'd find her on the run, but I didn't. It actually turned out great for me. It was a wonderful morning and I only intended to do 4-5, but I was just enjoying myself and feeling good AND strong/fast on the uphill, so I kept running. Ran past the dog house, gotta get out all the fear. Finished with an 8:30 AP and only 2 miles over 9mm - 9:05 and 9:10.
I also saw the animal control worker and chatted with her for a minute. I now feel good about my decisions made in the situation.