Dancing with Fiddler Crabs

my mizunos after the 5.85 mile run today

I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that I think I must of seen at least 1 billion fiddler crabs as I ran a couple of trails in the dairy farm this afternoon!  They were everywhere!  I literally had to hop-scotch through most of the trails to avoid stepping on them.  A young couple happened to be on the trail as I was trying to avoid stepping on the crabs and they thought I was some latin guy salsa dancing in the dairy farm.

This has been a very busy weekend for me because of my brother’s wedding.  A lot of family is in town and I’ve had to go to wedding rehearsal, tuxedo fitting, rehearsal dinner and a couple of hours I’m off to Tybee Island for the wedding.  Due to the wedding stuff I just haven’t been able to do much running.  Yesterday, as much as I wanted to run I just couldn’t slip it into my day.  I tried to but it just didn’t work out.

Today’s run was another short one at 5.85 miles.  The temperature at the end of the run was 84 degrees with humidity at 67%.  Maybe it’s just me but it felt hotter than 84 degrees.

temperature after the run

I ran from my house to Wessels, across Bonaventure and took a left on 37th.  I followed 37th to Herbed and then caught Bonaventure Road and followed it into the Bonaventure cemetery.  I ran around my favorite cemetery.  I approached the “portal” and had to wait for two middle-aged happy ladies to take a picture of the portal before running through it.  After I ran through the portal I looked back at the ladies who were looking at me kind of oddly and I said to them, “I have to go through the portal every time I run the cemetery”, and they laughed out loud.  I continued running heading toward Greenwich cemetery.  I ran Greenwich cemetery and saw a funeral procession taking place….a sad day for one family and a joyous day for another (my brother’s marriage).  Irony of life.

Wildlife inventory:

  • 1 billion crabs (at least)
  • 4 mocking birds
  • 6 dogs
  • 1 cat
  • 1 great egret
  • 1 green heron
  • 1 butterfly
  • 3 doves

this is me after the 5.85 mile run standing in front of mi casa. that's an italian cypress in the pot behind me.

I saw a green heron as i ran the dairy farm!  Is that not cool!  Green herons are some of the most beautiful birds I’ve ever seen.  I always feel lucky when I see one.  Unfortunately, I did not have a camera during my run.  Well, I did have my iphone 4 but it was vacuum-sealed in the dry case I run with.  It would of been too much of a pain in the butt to remove the phone from the dry case and take the picture and then restuff it into the dry case.  This was the first time I’ve run without a camera in months, I believe.  I simply forgot to pack it into my nathan belt pack before the run.  It’s all this wedding stuff that has me scattered brains.

Ok, what about the CrematorUltra 50 information I promised to post on this site?  Unfortunately, I have to shower and head out to the beach for the wedding.  So, sorry.  I’ll post it later…will that be cool?  Thanks 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by.

all the very best to you and yours.

peace,

dh

07/16/2011

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