Those are all the critters and creepy crawlies I saw (and almost ran over) on my run today. No joke, I almost stepped on 2 black snakes. EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! They looked like this
It’s not like I was out bushwhacking, they were on the road! I literally shrieked both times and it’s good no one was around, lol. I’m guessing I saw so much “wildlife” because I changed it up this week and ran in the evening. I love evening runs in the summer. Yes, it’s sometime still hot, but I love that there’s something sweet in the air when I run at dusk (please tell me you know what I’m talking about? No??? Maybe I’m just crazy 😉 )
Today’s run was the first I’ve run since being sick and it’s been over a week. While it wasn’t nearly as bad as the last time I came back after getting ill, I wouldn’t say I was seeing unicorns, flowers, and hearts. It was what it was. A mediocre 10 mile run…but a 10 mile run nonetheless
I’m glad I was able to get back out there on the road, especially before my crazy busy weekend. Bet you can’t guess where I’m off to tomorrow….
You’re dying of curiosity I know it….
The West Virginia Strawberry Festival!
The strawberry festival is your basic home town fair with a carnival, tons of parades, and in this case, strawberries!!
I’ve been once before, in 2009, and guess what else the festival has? A one mile strawberry run that basically starts off the main parade.
Now I’m not a miler, not even close. I don’t usually do speedwork (well not anymore) and my days of running 20 min 5ks are long behind me. But in 2009 I ran a 6:11 mile and won my age group. Did I mention that I was extremely hungover that day? We’re talking one of the worst hangovers of my life.
That’s the thing about running in a small rural town–and actually in this case a state–where there aren’t that many runners. West Virginia is undeniably one of the most unhealthy states in the country. So my competition wasn’t the best (the next girl behind me in the 20-29 age group was over a minute and a half slower!). I’m planning on running again this year but am not sure whether I will go all out or not. Keep in mind I’ve got a secret race planned for Sunday (which I will of course reveal soon enough) and let’s just say it’s significantly farther than 1 mile. If I pull all my muscles running a one-mile race the day before my other race I’ll really be bummed. So it’s sort of a wait and see kind of thing. But you know I’ll be sure to provide a recap if I do run it 🙂
What’s the freakiest, creepy crawliest thing you’ve ever seen out on a run?
Been to a local state fair or festival? Which one(s)?