Author: Jilligan
•1:27 PM
The rattlesnakes are out. Yesterday after I had finished my run I was taking my husband's pickup around to the horse pens. I thought I had run over a tumble weed and was dragging it but my husband starting yelling to keep going. I had stirred up a rattlesnake right where we were parked. The horses were heading towards us because we had grain in the pickup and he was worried they would walk over the snake. I quickly pulled forward and the snake slithered off into the grass.

I had worn a bell tied to my shoes yesterday in hopes of making enough noise to keep everything away. I didn't hear or see any coyotes and didn't see the snake until after I was finished running so maybe the bell worked.

I had really wanted to run outside because I am having pace issues that I think are due to the treadmill. The wind was gusting up to 45 mph. It was nasty out but so worth the run. I got extra resistance training due to the wind. I went at least 1 1/2 miles in to it and then 1 1/2 miles with it blowing across me. I also tried to ride my bike for a little bit to work on my leg muscles. I love this time of the year minus the wind.

Baseball games today so I will run late either on the treadmill or safely around the neighborhood.

I think I need to look into a pistol that has gps and plays music, maybe even dispenses water. Otherwise I will have too much to carry. Thank goodness I have lost 65 pounds now that I have to carry a pistol on my runs. :)
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1 comments:

On March 22, 2011 at 6:17 PM , sandra said...

Hooray for the 65 pounds lost. But that snake and coyote business.... YIKES!