Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Snakes, snakes and more snakes

I hadn't seen a single snake so far this year - that is until today.  They were everywhere!  I couldn't even get across the creek behind the house to run my favorite trail.  There was a snake coiled up on the only spot where I can jump across.  I reached down to pick up a stick to throw at it, so it would move, and realized it was not a stick I was about to pick up, but another snake.  

A little startled from almost picking up a snake, I jumped back a little, and almost stepped on yet another snake.  What the heck?  I was surrounded!  I decided to re-route my run and take a different trail, but I still encountered two more snakes.  Needless to say, it was a very nervous 8 mile run for me today.  Every stick started looking like a snake.  I did lots of hopping around.  Glad no one was watching.

Headed to The Woodlands tomorrow to get my hair did, a little retail therapy, and lunch with an old high school friend/sometimes boyfriend who is just moving here from Dallas.  Should be interesting.  Is it wrong that I hope he's ugly now?

6 comments:

Crosstrain said...

Snakes must be good speedwork encouragement

WalkSports.com said...

Point well taken: NEVER run at Katy's in the summertime.

It is also why I don't run at HSP either.

Adrienne said...

sounds like something from a scary movie! "Snakes on a Trail", perhaps?

Ok that sounded really cheesy, but my mind is gone at the moment!

K said...

Snakes don't bother me, falling on them does...

Holden said...

I can't tell a poisonous ones from harmless ones. This is why I only like HSP during the cold season.

seguin86 said...

Ken told me today about your snake encounter. You know...had that been a dream, you'd have enough good luck to last you the rest of the year!