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Crunchy Runnin'! (Read 522 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    Are you ready for the 17 year Cicadas? This is the first that I have lived in an area that really gets them (though not like the Chicago area does, luckily), so I'm kinda freaked-out a little by the reports of them blanketing the ground and falling out of trees. I tend to run in a lot of tree-covered areas. k

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

    shyrunner07


      are they back again? I remember a couple years ago a lot of the papers and tv stations were making a big deal about them...i think the infestation turned out to be more south of us. Good thing too- the idea of things falling out of the trees kinda gives me the willies. *shudders* Hopefully it won't be too bad this year...


      Needs more cowbell!

        The last time the 17 year infestation happened was the year I met did--how wild is that?! Maybe he's really a bug in disguise! Wink k

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        shyrunner07


          haha! Big grin does he have a tendency to fall out of trees?


          Needs more cowbell!

            No, but that's probably only because he doesn't climb them. It would take a mighty big tree to hold his weight! Tongue k

            I shoot pretty things! ~

            '14 Goals:

            • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

            • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

              ohmyheck! Shocked ok. those are creepy! I'd probably go 15 different kinds of apespit if one of those fell on me! Dead on my long run Saturday, I was dodging snails...they were all over one part of the boardwalk.
              Jennifer mm#1231
                I think I'd be hitting the treadmill until the crunchies were gone. That would gross me out if I stepped on them while running...crunch, squish, crunch, squish...GROSS.

                Michelle

                Marathon Maniac # 3228




                Needs more cowbell!

                  I think I'd be hitting the treadmill until the crunchies were gone. That would gross me out if I stepped on them while running...crunch, squish, crunch, squish...GROSS.
                  Heh, I wish that were an option, but I think when I run my 25k that we will be in the midst of the infestation. No way I could do those long runs on a treadmill, anyhow. Wink k

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                    Good point, doing more than an hour on the treadmill tends to get a little mind numbing....guess you'll have to turn up the volume on your ipod and drown out the crunches....and keep your mouth closed for if/when the little creatures jump from the trees.

                    Michelle

                    Marathon Maniac # 3228




                    Needs more cowbell!

                      Ack, I hope I don't inhale any! Time to start breathing through my nose, more!

                      I shoot pretty things! ~

                      '14 Goals:

                      • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                      shyrunner07


                        *has a serious case of the heebie jeebies after reading this thread*
                          As long as you can fling 'em off and they don't stick like June bugs, I'd say we're still in good shape!!! Big grin (Still not looking forward to it though!!)
                            I was in Norway this summer and did some runs where I had to dodge gigantic slugs on the sidewalks & streets. They were everywhere! Squished, green slug all over. It looked like a massive attack of Canada geese had just ended! Tight lipped
                            So do not get tired and stop trying. - Hebrews 12:3
                              I'm not scared of alot, but I hate the way certain bugs feel if they land on you. Like a grasshopper...that makes me scream like a little girl!! Cicadas creep me out!
                              So do not get tired and stop trying. - Hebrews 12:3
                                Okay, not quite crunchy running since I've never stepped on one. I just wanted to share how neat looking this moth is. I thought it was a leaf at first.

                                Michelle

                                Marathon Maniac # 3228



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