Friday, June 18, 2010

Oh Deer

Wednesday night Chad and I went running at the park. It was not nearly as humid as previous days, so it was really nice. We don’t always run together, it just depends on which course we’re on, or what our running goal is for the day. Chad said he didn’t want to be there for an hour, so the 8 miler I was going to attempt was a no-go.
Off I went running my little heart out when up ahead, a deer was standing in the middle of the path. I figured he would move, after all, I was darting right toward him. But no, he just stood there and stared at me. Really?!? So I got about 15 feet away and started walking. THEN he decides to take about 10 steps in to the field and just stare at me. I was hoping he didn’t charge after me once I passed. You never know with animals! It was neat to be able to be that close to him. That apparently was the night for deer to be out; on the way back we passed a field that had 5 deer, and then further up there were 3 more. I wish I would have taken a picture. Unfortunately a camera is not part of my running ensemble.
Wednesday ended with a 3.5 mile run. I am still using the couch-to-5K to try and improve my time. Right now it’s a little frustrating; I’m supposed to walk for 2 minutes in between running but am only doing 90 seconds of walking because 2 minutes feels too long. 90 seconds actually feels too long as well, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself. So I still try and tough it out and walk the full time. I know I am running faster on my spurts though. Chad made a comment that he had to ‘keep up with his fast wife’. That’s a first! He’s usually way ahead of me!!!

Chad didn’t get to see the deer on the path. I guess the deer decided to leave before Chad got to him.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a very eventful run! :)


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