The temperatures have certainly tempered and I have realized that I don’t mind running in the rain. I used to avoid it, but I’m feeling the love right now, so much so that I ran twice in a row in the rain. The second day it started to pour so hard that we (me and Kobi) had to take shelter under the trees as it was hurting Kobi’s little eyes (she doesn’t wear a hat like I do). My shoes are still a mess from that run as the mud was unbelievable after the down-poor. Good thing I have several spares.
The rest of the time we’ve just been running to the lake, often twice in a row for Kobi’s sake. She wants to live at a lake.
The last time at the lake, while Kobi was watching the wildlife, one of these flew towards me (recall my love of these flying beetles of terror).
I did some pretty cool kung fu/jujitsu arm maneuvers which were very very frightening (even to insects) so I was pretty sure it had flown on by.
A short while later, while I was enjoying the view with Kobi, I felt something on my neck. I did what any well-trained ninja master would do, I screamed, loud and high-pitched. Then I grabbed at the crawly thing on my neck and flung it as far as it could be flung, which was about 2 feet.
Of course there was someone at the lake so they saw my kung fu and heard my not-so-ninja-scream (and probably laughed). I am so cool.
In case you’re worried about the long-horned-wood-boring-beetle-of-terror, it seemed fine and just crawled around on the ground after the fling. Me and Kobi proceeded to run home without any additional insect run-ins.
Don’t you think those beetles of terror are horribly frightening? Ever screamed in front of a stranger before (over a bug)? Does your dog like the lake – wait a minute, what dog doesn’t like the lake?
And here is a random photo of my adorable kittens (enjoying the clean laundry).