Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Joys of Outdoor Work

I ran to the gym the other night. It's a 12 minute run, which is a perfect cardio warm-up. During my run, I picked up 2 ticks. I didn't notice them until I was on the floor, doing my mat routine. Eww!!!

I'm not a girly girl. You'd think I'd picked up a tick before. Never. This was my first experience. I feel like they are still crawling on me *heebie-jeebies*. Luckily, they were just wood ticks. I know I'll experience many more by the end of summer... and several other things:

Black Flies
Mosquito Swarms
Sweltering Heat
Stinging Nettles
Poison Ivy
Injuries from birds
Injuries from myself
and unsightly tan lines (like raccoon eyes from my sunglasses)

I've missed you, Outdoors!

4 comments:

  1. Tim Williams5/20/10, 4:58 PM

    Oh no, not ticks! Looks like I can comment now too! Be careful out there, I'd hate to lose you to a bird related injury! Especially since I'm sure the bird is protected, so I couldn't get revenge! :-D

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  2. Silly, why would you want to take revenge on a bird? they've got a brain the size of a wrinkle on a pea!

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  3. Ack, I really don't like ticks. Last one I had, Slash pulled it off of my back and ripped off about 1 1/2 inches of skin too (just to be safe).

    We've got a couple of those hats with the screen netting that rolls up in the brim for black fly season....should Tim be packing one up for his trip?

    I hear ya, Jen. I love nature but sometimes I wish nature loved me too!

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  4. Ouch!

    Tim should be alright, we're not going to necedah, or anything.

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