Yesterday morning, I went on a run. I was planning on 3 easy miles, but my legs felt dead from lifting weights yesterday, and I had just eaten breakfast (I usually have to wait a good 45 minutes after I eat to run) and so I ended at two miles.
As most of you probably know, I have some qualms about running in my neighborhood. It’s small so I have to do lots of loops. it’s hilly. It’s in the woods. I saw a snake once (which I HATE) and still have not been down that street. No lie. So imagine my surprise, when Bobby gets home from work and tells me he ran over a giant snake in the neighborhood with his car, and had to run over it about 15 times to kill it because it was so big. Oh, by the way it was 5 feet long, a timber rattler, and was attacking his car as he rolled over it. OH. MY. GOSH. Oh, and did I mention it was in the middle of the road I had just run down TWICE that morning. I wanted to die. He, of course, was proud of his “kill” and made me take a ride on the golf cart to the front of the neighborhood to see it.
…..fair warning, if you don’t like snakes, please skip the pictures….
This first picture is when he had only run over it a couple times and it was still striking at the car and trying to get away.
this is from when he brought me back out. Trust me, Bobby’s feet are huge, that is one big flip flop. And one big snake!
the rattler fell off somewhere, so it would have been 5 feet with it. Plus we didn’t have it stretched out all the way straight
So…..let’s just say I am petrified and will NOT be running alone in my neighborhood anymore this summer. Our neighbor came by with a shovel and the tape measure, and told us he killed one when he was young, and the game warden told him they bite up close to your knees and it would have caused nerve damage and probably paralysis if it would have bit me while running. Not to mention, it would have KILLED my dogs! It was SO thick in the middle…I touched it, SO gross. Did I mention I hate snakes?
This girl will be running on the treadmill or with my husband until it gets much colder out. I hate that I am so scared of them that it is forcing me inside, but seriously, I am NOT taking any chances, this is serious, dangerous stuff. So, if you run outside, or on trails, etc. Please please be careful and watch your footing. I am talking about snakes, wasps, wild dogs, etc. Just a friendly reminder! Also, watch your pets!!! Especially little ones like my little monkeys.
Oh, the giveaway winner? I didn’t forget, don’t worry.
The winner of the ROK Band giveaway is Tanya from Vegan Faith! Tanya, please e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you the rok band of your choice!
A big thanks to all who entered the giveaway, stay tuned, a BIG raffle coming up soon!
QOTD: Have you ever encountered a snake while running? Or any animal for that matter? What did you do?
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