I was planning on a long run of 8-9 miles today, however these shoes looked sad.
And I knew what I had to do. A few minutes later we were heading to our favorite hiking spot.
We saw a ground squirrel up close. I think she was trying to pose for the pic.
Even Carlo was excited to go hiking.
Going up the hill felt pretty quick. It was a great view.
And as we were heading down the other side of the hill, it happened. I totally saw a coyote!! It was close to us too! I saw him run and kill a squirrel, and take off. This totally freaked me out. Luckily Carlo didn’t see anything. For a moment I figured that the coyote had probably taken off and was gone. Then Carlo said we should turn around. And we totally ran back up the hill and then back down the way we came.
I always hike with my pepper spray in my hand the whole time.
However in that moment I would have felt better about also carrying a knife. It’s definitely going to be happening from now on! Safety first people!
After the long 3 mile 75 minute hike.
We were ready for some pool action!
I swam 30 laps, and spent a good 20 minutes upside down under water. There’s this magical weightlessness calm that comes with being underwater. And being upside down and underwater makes everything seem so serene.
In later news, I will be hanging out with these guys at a dock…
Have you ever had an encounter with a scary animal? What kinds of safety measures do you take when hiking/running/walking outdoors??