Just to let you know- this blog is no longer active. I'll be keeping up my 101 in 1001 list until its completion, but will not be writing new posts. You can read the post below if you want the long version. Thanks for the journey to all my friends in the blogosphere!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

1 Mile with Flashlight and Gators

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. : )

1 comment:

  1. Haha that is quite an adventure! I am so lazy I would have just gone to bed :)