Hello fellow runners,
I though I would share here something that happened to me yesterday, and may give you a laugh, as it was quite comical.
Yesterday I went for an early morning jog, and I passed near a local farm, where the animals sometimes come onto the street.
I saw a few hens and goose and horses around, but did not think much of it. I did my best not to disturb or scare the animals.
But one goose got angry and decided to attack me!
It looked really angry.
It started chasing me down the street and battling its wings, hissing and spitting…………..it kept chasing me for a few minutes…………..
I was a bit scared, as I did not know what to do. Well, yes, I knew what to do……..run faster!
Yes, it definitely made me run faster, i think that was the fasters i ever run................
Afterwards I saw the funny side of it: Nothing like being chased by something vicious and aggressive to give you more speed……………lol
Does anyone has more comical running/races/ exercise/fitness stories to tell?
I once got asked by two women if I knew how to help a 'scared' chicked.
I was running past a free range egg farm and a chicken was balanced on a barbed wire fence next to two women, it was apperently was too scared to go back in the field because there was a fox in there.
I said I didnt and carried on, dont know what happened to the chicken in the end.
Hee Hee Fatima
Your story made me laugh.You will just need to think of this when your running in a race LOL
My funny story was last year when running along my usual canal route where there are cyclist and dog walkers which is usually not a big problem. Except for this once when this dog went one way so I went the other and guess what what ever way I went it went .I was going fairly fast at the time well fast for me lol so I had to hurdle over it. So glad it was not a Great Dane.
Fatima - geese ARE scary!! I posted earlier in the year about the psycho pheasant I encountered on one of my favorite running routes. It started running alongside me, and then as I decided to overtake as it was freaking it out it flew at my back! I could feel its wings & claws on my back!
It chased me again another time (but I must have got faster as it didn't get me) , and I 'chickened' out and turned around on another run when I saw it waiting for me.
Haven't seen it for months now (thankfully!) so I presume its been shot. I still refer to that track as 'psycho pheasant alley'!
I often run past a pond that has a number of geese. They do like to see me off, although the path doesn't really get that close to where they are...unless the lady that feeds them bread is there, then they couldn't care less!
While not very funny, I found it ammusing. Recently I was running along the river. Across the path I was on was a duck with all her ducklings lined up ina row behind them. The only thing I could do was jump over them.
Another time, I was running around my local park. As usual, there were a number of people doing their own thing. At one point, a huge fluffy dog (no idea of breed) came running toward me. I had 2 choices - dodge out of the way or keep running. I knew that if I moved the dog would likely follow so, I decided to keep running. My knee then connected with it's head. Fortunately it didn't feel too hard and the dog quickly got out of my way. The owner just look at me stunned, possibly with the knowledge that he should have at least attempted to call his dog away before we collided!
Those were funny stories, too. Made me laugh...................
I suppose next time i go same route i'll have a word with that goose and explain to it that if he keeps attacking me......................it will be included on my sunday dinner....................!!!
NellyMarcos wrote (see)
Had a tramp shout after me as I ran past, 'run faster the end of the world is coming"
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