I went out for my run/walk this morning. To my surprise, I ran all the way to the end of our lane. That's almost a half mile with a steep uphill at the end. Somewhere just past that, there is a dead skunk. I think the skunk picked a nice final resting place because later, on the way back, I smelled something like honeysuckle just before the skunk took over.
A fox and I almost had a close encounter. I turned the corner and there he was. We both checked up momentarily, then he continued his run into to the woods and I kept to the road. Somewhere at the bottom of the hill, I realized that my phone app hadn't called out the mile. I first suspected that it was still on silent from the night before (Em's Top 20 Banquet.) I looked and saw that somehow I had paused it almost immediately after I started. I was not pleased. I had never run that entire length of our lane before. I turned it back on and kept on.
I try to run facing any oncoming traffic. That way cars don't sneak up behind me on my side of the road. At one point I heard a car behind me and could see one ahead of me. I kept waiting for the one behind me to pass, but it didn't. I looked back and it turned into a driveway. But there was one just behind it. It never passed either. The oncoming car was still in front of me and I don't know what the guy behind was doing. I ended up getting over into the ditch because it didn't look like the car in front of me wanted to drive too close.
About then is when I picked up a satellite. Something that buzzed started to orbit me. I don't know if it was a bee or a deer fly, but I didn't want to be stung or bitten by either. At times like that you understand the wisdom of breathe in through the nose. I didn't want to consume the buzzing moon. I figured it would have a harder time being inhaled than swallowed.
Today's run/walk was recorded as .8 mile shorter than Wednesday's, but it was exactly the same distance. The map looks like I jumped over two houses. But I just walked/ran while the app wasn't looking.