While out running today, I got hit on the head!

This morning I went out for a 6 mile run. It started off fine and I felt great. The weather is not as cool as it has been but even at 94% humidity, 64 degrees feels pretty darn good in the morning.

I ran the first 3.5 miles in a loop and then headed down the road for an out and back and that’s when it happened.




It felt like someone grabbed the front of my visor and ripped it down as my head was pulled toward the ground. It was so quick I barely had time to react but once I realized what had happened……………………. I laughed out loud.

And then………I kept going until I finished my 6 miles.

After finishing my run I came into the back door and yelled out to MacGyver.

Me: You’ll never believe what happened to me this morning.
MacGyver: What happened to you this morning?
Me: A squirrel fell out of a tree and landed on my head.
MacGyver: What? Are you joking?
Me: Seriously. It fell out of the tree, landed on the front of my visor, slid off, and then ran across the road.
MacGyver: Good thing it didn’t get stuck on your ears. Those things are like roadblocks.

Well played MacGvyer, well-played.

I must say that a squirrel falling onto my head is the absolute strangest thing that has happened to me while out running.

What’s the weirdest thing that has ever happened to you while running or walking?

13 thoughts on “While out running today, I got hit on the head!

  1. Okay, am I allowed to say I laughed at this!? I feel bad, but it is pretty funny 😉 a squirrel of all things, they seem so on top of their game!

    Hmmm I guess me falling over twice in one tempo run was probably my funniest moment, the second time I was so flustered and annoyed at myself that I was muttering to myself when theses people ran over to help pick me up. They must have thought I was so rude and ungrateful, but I was just so angry at myself!

    • Falling over twice is funny, I usually try to stop at once…not always successfully I might add 😉 And yes, I thought squirrel’s were the most agile creatures out there but apparently when acorns are at stake, they go a little cray cray 🙂

  2. Geez! What are the odds indeed! I almost got hit by a soccer ball today while I was running… but only almost… maybe it’s the moon 😀 Good thing it was just funny and that you were able to finish your run.

  3. What are the chances?! Squirrels make amazing leaps from branch to branch all day long and always seem to make it. The one who is clutsy falls on you as you just happen to be running by?! Go buy a lottery ticket, Girlfriend!

  4. Wow–that is a completely unique running experience. I certainly can’t top that one. CRAZY. But one time when I was riding my bike a lady on the side of the road asked if I had a cigarette.


    • Bugs in contact lenses are the worst! I haven’t had that too much while running but when riding my ATV or motorcycle, it happens a lot. And while the great squirrel incident was funny, I really hope it never happens again, hehe

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