Yesterday, even though it was only about 30 degrees outside, I decided I had had enough of the treadmill and decided just to bundle up and run outside! I am sooo glad I did because I ended up having a great run!
I drove to the Cherry Creek State Park, laced up my trail shoes, and hit the trail for a 1M out and back course. IT WAS AWESOME!! I LOVE those shoes! They are really comfortable and I cannot wait to take them on longer trail runs.
Don't my feet look happy?
As a side note, back in my high school days when I ran cross county, this is how I would do my shoe laces to keep them from coming undone. It works like a charm! That was WAY before I knew anything about Yankz..ha ha!
Anyways, after my 2M trail run, I laced up my Brooks and set out for another 2 miles. This time I decided to run on a paved trail. About a 1/2M into my run I looked over to my left and saw this:
It stopped me DEAD in my tracks! Coyotes around here are known for attacking small dogs and even runners, so I was a little scared. But then, I noticed that it was NOT moving. I starred and starred at it, but it did not move! WTF??
So, I looked just a little bit closer and noticed that it had a stick down the middle going into the ground. WHAT?? I was soooo confused and thought that some high school kids had put it there as a prank.
Here's a close up...can you see the stick in the middle??
I started running again, and I started seeing more and more of these coyote signs! WHAT was going on? Then, I saw 3 hockey fields covered in geese. Were the coyotes a way to keep geese away? At first, I thought it must have worked because there weren't any geese by the coyote I saw. Then, as I ran longer, I noticed that there were geese even in areas that had a coyote sign.
So, I have no idea about those coyotes!!
Although this has nothing to do with my run, I thought I'd share one last thing that I thought was hilarious!! Enjoy!! I hope you all have a great weekend!