Remember how I was planning ahead? Well, I'm doing great so far except the mile I was going to run this evening got pushed back a little. I was going to run while my husband was at a meeting (is it bad that sometimes I feel like I have to run behind his back?), but he arrived home earlier than I anticipated. Then we visited Grandma and plans changed and we packed up and headed to the lake. And suddenly it was dark. And I was separated from my treadmill.
So armed with a flashlight (per my mother-in-law's clever suggestion, otherwise I would have been wandering the dark) and a warning from my father-in-law about "gators crossing at night," I hit the road.
Although I've seen many alligators in the swamp and creek along this route during daylight, I did not see any tonight. I almost squished a hoppy-toad, but that was about it.
I'll be the first to admit that daily running is not always practical, but how else would I end up bouncing through nature with only my flashlight and the frogs? I treasure my mini-adventures. : )