The runner who outran bears, yes bears!

I’ve been out running before when suddenly an animal approached me from behind and I freaked out.  I ran as fast as I could until it turned around and went the other way.  In case you’re wondering, it was a neighborhood emu.  He just ran after me for about 20 seconds and then turned around to go home.   No big deal.

I’ve seen bobcats and panthers and the occasional gator out on my runs too but never in a million years would I ever expect to encounter what this runner did.

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I knew Kenyan’s were fast but this man outran two bears, TWO. FREAKIN. BEARS.  It’s an amazing story but what’s even more amazing is that he was composed enough to know what to do.  I would have freaked the f out!

While I was out running this morning, I found a little treasure.  I mean, I guess it’s sort of a treasure.  I find or see weird things all the time but this morning I found this:

knife

I kept it.  Lord knows when you might come across wild animals and they aren’t all as nice or as beautiful as the one I saw this morning.

albino peacock

Aren’t the albino peacocks beautiful?  I just adore them.  Mainly because they aren’t bears.

Have a fabulous Friday!  What are your plans for the weekend?

Friday five or six, who cares, it’s donut day!

I’ve decided to take the day off from running today.  Instead MacGyver and I woke up early and went to a garage sale.  They advertised tons of fiestaware which I was super excited about but we ended up buying beach chairs and a beach umbrella instead.

yard sale

I was perfectly content just going to the one sale but MacGyver saw a sign for another one and so I was like, sure fine let’s go to it too, and we did.

lol garage sale

We bought a few more things, (but not sex toys) and then headed home and there was still time to go running, but I opted out because it’s National Donut Day!

DONUTS FOR ALL

PRIORITIES, Donut disturb me!

Krispy Kreme donuts is giving away donuts for free, no purchase required!  Dunkin Donuts is giving away a donut with the purchase of a beverage.  I can’t eat the donuts myself, but I will drink the coffee and MacGyver can have the donuts.  You should go get some though because, free!

Yesterday afternoon, after a 10 hour workday, my brain was fried and I needed some sort of a distraction.  I decided to watch a good documentary on Netflix and you can thank me later because I have a really good running documentary to recommend to you.

Finding Traction

Check out Finding Traction, it’s a film about Nikki Kimball, an ultra marathoner who’s quest is to beat the men’s record on the Long Trail and to raise money for Girl’s on the Run.  I really liked it.

If you aren’t familiar with Nikki Kimball, look her up.  She’s a phenomenal ultra runner who’s battled depression and used running to overcome it.  Her story is inspiring.

Do y’all remember Harriet Carter, the 94 year old running granny I told you about a few years ago?

Harriet Carter

Well, she’s back at it and still going strong!

Yesterday I was looking over emails and a feed from Runner’s World came in and I saw this story about a Ragnar Race

Ragnar Runnerand how this one runner was attacked during her night run!  She managed to get away because she was able to scream out for help and fortunately it was 9:30 at night and someone was up and outside and heard her but how scary.  You can read the article here.

Last night MacGyver and were watching Netflix when he put on this movie that bored the hell out of me until it didn’t because it won my entire week.  This has got to be the best gif ever. Brad Pitt running in War Machine is delicious!  As the most awkward runner on the planet, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Brad Pitt.

Bring on the gif

War Machine Run

You know what goes perfect with my awkard running gait?  My eye twitch.  Because yes, I still have an eye twitch in my left eye.  If it wasn’t caused by my thyroid medication, or my topirimate, what the hell is causing it?  Why is still twitching?  What is the twitch?  Covfefe!

Mystery solved!

Happy Friday!  Get out there and get your donuts!  And then go run.  Go!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Dance like no ones watching!

I ain’t even gonna lie, this has been a really long week!  I was trying to find a picture to accurately represent how I feel about the fact that it’s finally Friday and this is what I came up with:

hula hoop squirrel

I have no shame in telling you that the squirrel can hula hoop better than me.  It’s okay, I’m not mad about it.  I’ve got other skills.  I just don’t really know what they are yet.  I’m still trying to figure it out.  I’m a work in progress and I’m okay with it.

I went for a walk this morning and for the hundredth time this week one of the people who lives near the park said to me, ‘why do you exercise sooooo much?’

And he asked me as if it’s such a chore to do just like a lot of people do and it never surprises me because I hear it all the time.  I used to tell them that I don’t NEED to exercise but I love to, and that it’s good for me, and blah blah blah but I don’t even bother anymore.  I’ve found a better way….

jazz hands

Show em your jazz hands too, that’s extremely informative and insightful!

#Ivegotnorythym  #Runningismythang

Have a fabulous day!