My Favorite Fall Activity: Running Through Spider Webs

Spiderweb

 So… that’s totally a lie.

Running through spider webs is the one part of Fall that I absolutely dread and I am guaranteed to run through a few before winter sets in.  The joyful experience usually goes something like this….

Up at o-dark thirty… find some running clothes, dig through gym bag or purse to find my iPod, get a few things situated and head out the door. Hit Play on the iPod, get my Runkeeper app going on my phone and start off with a slow, dreadful pace and wonder how I will get through all the miles ahead of me. At this point I am on high spiderweb alert with eyes strained looking for any faint glimmer of light reflecting on a web. After a few miles I usually find my groove, tune into my music, zone out of reality, and then bam… face first into a web and instant karate chopping, skin crawling, and sprinting all occur at the same time. Why… why, why, why does my face always come in contact first????

Long after a run is over and I’ve taken a shower and made it to work I still suffer from the creep crawlies. Should a hair graze my shoulder or a piece of lint touch my arm, I will jump as if the spider had been hiding all day, waiting for the perfect opportunity in the day to jump out and freak me out one more time. Ugh.

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On the less creep crawly side…. there are a few things I do love about Fall.

I love running in the cooler temps.

I love that Fall marks the beginning of marathon training for me.

I love hunting for the perfect pumpkins and having a family fun carving day.

I love Black Friday shopping (even though I almost never make it out to shop).

I love seeing the seasons change and the way the leaves fall when the wind blows.

 

What do you love about Fall?

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9 Comments

  1. I loved that I found your blog! 2 years ago I began running and I am in love. Not only did I enjoy the humor in it, but that I randomly can upon you, another runner. I too love running in cooler temps & black friday shopping even though I almost never make it. Thank you so much for posting, i am so looking forward to following you and your awesome running through spiderweb skills! 🙂

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  2. crunchymomnextdoor says:

    Hahahaha you cracked me up! I was like “She likes running through spider webs?? Is she crazy?!” There is a spider web next to my friend’s front door, a “garden spider” it’s called. I do actually love watching it. It’s a really pretty spider and it doesn’t mess with anybody. I like looking at them from afar! They’re so interesting!

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