no appointment necessary!
Mouse- tonic does contain quinine (which can mess with your adrenal glands)- I think you were possibly thinking of bromide which was the stuff allegedly added in the NAAFI tea. Maslow has sex at the lowest level but sexual intimacy/relationships at level 3. I failed to self actualise last night (=skipped swimming).
Anyhoo as Seren says, yellow face is in the sky so must get the bike out and
top up those vitamin D levels.
I have a li'l tale of scaredness. Which is rare for me coz I find absolutely nothing to be scared of in the dark in the middle of nowhere when I'm all on my own and unable to ever run fast enough to get away from anything remotely intimidating.
But yesterday morning I seriously nearly wet myself.
It was about 5:45. Pitch dark ('member there are no streetlights where I run). I was padding along a narrow road, listening to my book, when i heard something in the background. Dismissed it. Heard it again, and took out my earbuds. I thought - why would someone be using a buzz saw this early in the morning? And where??? In the woods?? Then another one joined it. Quite distant, but long and raucous and with the rise and fall of someone gleefully pulling the cord to make the saw scream.
I desperately overlaid the Chilterns Chainsaw Massacre image in my head with one of nothing more sinister than an insomniac farmer deciding to use the early hours to clear a fallen tree. I turned up my iPod and padded on.
Then there was another one, then another, and they were getting nearer. Remember, no lights other than the beam of my headtorch, which picked out only hedges and trees. Louder, scarier, the further I went, the nearer I got to the source of the noise - or was the source of the noise getting nearer to me?!?
And there were more of them. As one began to die away, another took over, until there seemed to be hundreds, overlapping each other. It became a terrifying cacophany and my logical brain was having a huge problem stopping me from turning around and sprinting hell for leather back the way I had come.
And then, as one single "chainsaw" separated itself from the now horribly loud chorus, I recognised it. It was a feckin COW!! Among what must obviously be several hundred cows, all competing for Loudest Cow of the Year. My relief then gave way to terror - I'd never heard them here, at this time. I'm used to meeting herds of them in the road during the day and it's a lovely part of rural life, but I can see them, and I know what's happening and I can avoid them or make sure they avoid me.
In the dark, with adrenaline already shooting around my system I was seriously close to soiling my Lycra as I imagined that an entire herd had somehow escaped and was charging down the lane towards me. I had absolutely no escape route - the hedges were unbroken and thick - as impenetrable as brick walls. I was clearly going to die, and I would be such a mess, carved up by cloven hooves that I would only be indentifiable by my RoadID.
They hadn't escaped, of course. They were all there in their barn, which was all lit up once I went round the next bend. Presumably there were humans there, too, and the gates were shut. I wasn't about to die a grisly, terrifying, noisy death. *sigh* But I still don't know why they were making that bloody horrible racket - I've run that road so often at exactly that time and it's never happened before.
You can see why I didn't put it on Twitter...
*giggle* indeed Leppy
Jj..........things are so different in the dark
Jj are you sure the cows didnt have chainsaws? It has been known you knowWalked up the willage earlier with the express intent of paying in a cheque ... and forgot it
I had to scrape the car at 6pm ...
Crikey Jjj! Bet that raised the heart rate. I scared an owl last night whilst I ran - I turned my torch off cos the moon was so bright and it was lovely. But I coughed as I ran under a tree and there was much kuffuff and flapping of wings and off flew an owl!
Jj - Short story
Which has made me forget what I came in here for now... Grrr.
Well folks I have a day of work and a jobs todo list as long as my leg.... so obviously here I am catching up on the wing
First on list is checking my bank account.....
Might read back a bit more
right ..off for a quick run
Have a fanTAStic weekend everyone!
Well. Flyaway. That's, erm, yes. I know what I'll be dreaming about tonight!
I ran 11 miles, 10 of which hurt.... I didn't scare any owls, but I did get confused by my own shadow which appeared to be a person running behind the hedge just ahead of me. That was a bit scarey. So - yup - genuinely scared of my own shadow!
Have a grand time at the Doo.
Is it bedtime yet??
Just me and the cat !!
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