Happy Tuesday, how are you?
This post may be a little random and all over the place so I apologize. MacGyver just informed me that we have to pick up our boat and since we need to go down to Venice we might as well just stay a few days and finish building the boat enclosure. Yeah, and you know I’m all over that cause I’m so spontaneous and all….NOT!
Anyhow, I managed to get my 5 mile run in this morning and can I just say the difference between 72 and 77 degrees might as well just be 100 because the cooler morning temps we had last week are gone, gone, gone. This morning it was hotter than Ryan Gosling with no shirt holding a puppy! Yeah, that hot!!
Considering the temperatures, I was feeling pretty good about my 5 mile tempo run, but then I came upon this thing:
Now, normally we have soft shell turtles in the pond behind our house and they are rather huge and sometimes, they get out. I usually gently move them out of the road and point them back toward the pond. I think it’s such a shame for these old turtles to get hit by vehicles.
This turtle however, was not and I repeat NOT a soft shell. He was a snapping turtle and the largest snapping turtle I have ever seen! HUGE! He probably weighed 25 pounds at least. I tried to move his sorry butt except that he came after me.
No, for real, like emu and peacock came after my butt and he was a fast turtle. Does that even make sense?
I ran home to get MacGyver so he could help me move the snapping Sasquatch out of the road and away from traffic, because even though he wanted to bite me, I didn’t want to see him get hit.
I ran all the way to my house and through the garage and yelled to MacGyver, turned around and exited the garage, ran down the driveway, and BAM, there was speedy turtle, in the street in front of my house. He followed me. If I felt fast at all whatsoever those feelings were squashed, immediately.
A stranger passing by saw the turtle, and me, and MacGyver, and stopped to help. All three of us got him back into the pond behind my house. Speedy the turtle, (which is how he’s known around here now), also swims like a fish. Figures. Damn turtle will probably tri before I do. If he learns how to ride a bike, I’m toast.
Did you run today? Is it still hot where you live? Do you have snapping turtles near you?