Sunday, March 28, 2010

Humbling day but a neat deer encounter

Tackled a hilly trail course today and the uphills got to me, leaving the legs very tired. I'm still easing gently back into hills after living in flatland for years and having my Achilles issues in 2008-2009. I suppose I made some progress today, but it was hard.

Ran past a tom turkey but my neatest wildlife encounter of the day came earlier. I came up on a young deer, then realized there were two more near as well. They did not run off, but stood staring at me, the nearest maybe 30 feet away. One of the others bobbed its head at me repeatedly. I stood still for a time watching them, then slowly walked on before resuming running. Pretty neat I thought.

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