Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Ya better watch out.....
A few weeks ago I was reading about a runner who happened to come across a snake during her run. She claimed that snakes were one of her fears, but they were quite common where she lived. Other runners chimed in and said how they are fearful of snakes as well.
Snakes are not real common where I run but I suppose they could pop up. I can
only remember one time where I've encountered a snake. It was many years ago and I was running on the rail trail. I don't know anything about snakes so I couldn't even tell you what kind it was, but it was only a tiny one. Anyway, I didn't even notice it until I was right up on it so all I did was jump over it as I continued to run.
I've never really had a fear for snakes because the way I see it in my convoluted mind, they don't have legs and there for I can out run them...haha. So really, snakes are the furthest thing from my mind when I think of things I am frightened of while running.
So what is it that I do fear while running? I don't know why, but I do fear wild animals. I don't mean just a squirrel or a ground hog. I mean large animals like bears. There really is no reason for me to think that I am going to encounter a bear on a run, I never have before. But I do know that my dad has encountered a bear near the river at our Pappy's house and one of my favorite running trails is close to that. Also, a lot of my favorite places to run are near fields or woods and I just always think that maybe, just maybe, there is a wild animal in there. There is even a really great trail near my house but I won't even attempt it because it backs up to some woods and about 8 years ago I saw a bear run across the street from there. What is it that you fear when you run? -M
Since the Wednesday Word is "Fear" I thought it was a perfect time to link up with Deb Runs!