I finished up my rural rotation and enjoyed my final runs out in the cotton fields. Now in California at a Long-Term Care Pharmacy learning about ol' folks. On the way here I did a run in the thriving metropolis of Yucca, AZ. The air was dry and it was cool and windy. My lips got chapped and I'm probably positive for coccidiomycosis now. The hills were a great reminder of how much I love running/living in the West. Now in Mira Loma, CA, where the air quality is hit-or-miss depending on the weather, but found a great mini-mountain range with miles of trails to enjoy. Next week is the race and I've tapered down significantly, to the point where I feel ready to book it next Saturday.