Friday, September 15, 2017

The Most Shocking things I've seen on my running routes

I tend to come across a lot of crazy stuff on my runs. Is it just coincidence or am I am pretty observant runner? I don't know. I guess maybe my running routes are just more entertaining than most! Or maybe I just tend to run at the wrong place at the wrong time!






Here are the top five things I thought were pretty shocking/interesting along my routes.

(click on the link if you want to read more about each of these runs)


1.  My deer encounter where I literally thought I was going to be attacked. I was not expecting this animal to be blocking me on the path and not letting me pass.

2. The Murder Scene.  It was definitely a shock to be stopped by crime tape and cadavor dogs.

3. I also was not expecting to see two people being so intimate on my wooded trail that I've run hundreds of times before.



4. I've seen a calf being born on a farm along side the rail trail.

5. And just for fun, I was shocked to see Beetle Juice (shown above) on my trail  when he started popping up 2 years ago. I wonder if he will make an appearance this year?


Which one of these would be most shocking to you? -M

Have a good weekend!





36 comments:

  1. One time, I encountered a small group of deer (4-5?) crossing a county road just seconds before we (myself and two friends) approached them.

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    1. I love approaching deer but get worried when they start to approach me!

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  2. OMG, the murder scene would shock me the most!

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  3. You and I sure seem to have a lot of interesting sights on the run!

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  4. That's a lot of crazy things! The deer around here are like that. They don't move!

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  5. the calf being born is a new one! You do have the most exciting sites on your runs. I need to be more observant :)

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    1. The calf sighting was probably one of the first interesting things I saw on the trail many years ago!

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  6. The murder scene would definitely have been the scariest thing to come across. Eek!

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    1. I wasn't exactly scared but was certainly shocked when I found out what it was!

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  7. OMG! I can't believe you saw a calf being born! So crazy/cool.

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    1. We were fascinated by it for sure. We waited and watched until he/she got up and walked.

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  8. Beetle juice looks real LOL
    I think any of those could take by surprise just a little LOL

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  9. That beetlejuice is definitely a pretty frightening thing to see!

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    1. The people who own him actually took him down for a while. I wonder if someone complained? Wonder if he'll be back up this fall?

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  10. Just don't say his name 3 times!

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  11. You DO see the best stuff on your runs and you tell a good story. I do secretly hope I come across a crime scene on a run sometime. Aren't runners the people who always find the dead bodies? Runners and hunters!

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    1. You SHOULD be the one to come across a crime scene!

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  12. You always have the best Finds on your runs ! And your stories !! I am not very good at observing things on my run, So couldn't tell you any fun stories

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    1. Haha maybe I should concentrate more on running and less on looking at other things happening!

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  13. ahhh - babies being born... & maybe one being made with that other couple ;) haha

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  14. LMAO! Love this post. I wish I would see more entertaining things on my runs...would keep things interesting, at least! The most excitement I've had is (unfortunately) being chased by dogs.

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  15. Wow. Just wow. I think the murder scene would absolutely be off-putting. I think where I run is actually pretty tame compared to a lot of what you guys see on the run!

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  16. You have some interesting things on your runs... I'm not sure which is the most shocking!

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  17. The murder scene is the most shocking to me...yikes! But those are all pretty crazy.

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  18. Girl, you HAVE seen some shocking things!!! I guess my most heart-racing shock would be the ginormous freaking man-eating snake lying in our path. Yeppers, that was wild!

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  19. You do always have the best stories from your runs! I would definitely be freaked out by the murder scene.

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  20. I've come across a ton of things on the lakefront in Chicago - never a murder. We witnessed an insane car accident on an icy day but luckily the people were ok!

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  21. This made me chuckle. You've definitely seen interesting things. My runs are not interesting like yours. :-)

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    1. Interesting? Or at the wrong place at the wrong time?...lol

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