one green lake loop, slow. (i started out as a barely-trot and moved up to a jog).
i stopped at the green lake outdoor exercise & acrobat gym and hung from the bar to try and decompress my spine. it didn't seem to do much, but maybe with regular visits it will be helpful.
problem area was fairly tight while running, but overall i felt okay. stopping at lights/crosswalks is the worst part -- the first few strides getting back into it are very hitched with pain that gradually subsides as i get into a fuller stride and straighten out my posture.
some good news from this part of the usa -- smoked has cleared, sun is out, temperatures are fall-like, and our neighbors finished their jackhammer project.