We’re back in Clearwater. Before we left yesterday I took one last run on the legacy trail. During the last mile another runner came out of a park and ran past me, and later I was so glad that she did.
Because about a quarter mile later I saw the runner in front of me dart to the left, very quickly. I didn’t realize why she did it until I got to the same space and then I saw the coral snake she was avoiding!
Thank you random runner for giving me the heads up!
Only a few seconds later I saw a small gator crawling out of the drainage ditch on the side of the trail. He was only around 3 feet long but long enough to put the fear of Jesus in me. I sidestepped and avoided him.
Within a few more seconds I was running over the bridge and I knew I’d be arriving at the house soon and MacGyver and I would have to head home. I looked out over the water and saw a manatee. Running in Florida cannot be beat especially if you love nature and all creatures. I highly recommend it.
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That’s Nick Symmonds shoulder, in case you’re wondering. He’s auctioning off about 9 inches of ad space right there on that shoulder. If you win, anyone watching Nick from the time you win until the Summer Olympics (and even during), will see your ad!
Here’s the link and surprisingly it’s ridiculously affordable. I mean, if you actually make money off your blog.
Now before I head off to work and then ultimately to start my weekend, I wanted to tell you about an article I read last night. It caught my interest because I’m sort of childish and I love poop stories but mostly because I often have issues ‘going’.
Being able to poop is a huge source of stress for me before long runs or races so naturally, I had to read the article.
No one likes getting backed up, especially right before a run. You’re distracted, you feel heavier, and everything from mood to energy levels can suffer. Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD, and author of Drink Your Way to Gut Health recommends holding off on that “quick fix” fiber supplement, and focusing on food first. Here are our top food picks to help you poop.
Click here to read the entire article.
And now, tell me about one of your favorite things from the week.
Also will you be bidding on NIck Symmonds Ad Space?