So maybe I saw what happened this morning as an opportunity. I was about 2.5 miles in on a planned 4 mile run. I was feeling good. I was just a tad bit in front of the other runners when I caught sight of something out of the corner of my eye. I had to do a double take to make out what was there. It was a rabbit running along side me at the edge of the neighbor's yard! I really could not believe what I was seeing. We ran along side one another for maybe 15 to 20 ft. before Bugs (as in Bunny) darted away into the dark of the yard. Right before he darted he juked me, you know, moved one way and then the other just to fake me out. I thought for sure he was headed for the pavement in front of me. You cannot imagine the elation I felt when he ran the other way. I viewed it as his giving up. I felt victorious! I let out a maniacal laugh and kept running. Only in the next moments did I realize what had just happened. I raced a rabbit!!! I actually picked up my pace to a sprint racing this animal probably in flight due to his fright of me. The lunacy of it all! Reality came back to me and I was aware of my exhaustion due to the extra exertion. My app lady chimed in with "distance 3 miles; time 9 minutes, 58 seconds." All hail to the hare!!!! I haven't seen a mile under ten minutes in quite some time. I stopped running. I did not need that last mile to feel like a winner (and I was really tired). One of my fellow morning runners caught up with me and slowed to walk with me. I did not dare mention my little race. (The last thing you want the ladies willing to get up at dark thirty to run with you thinking is that you are crazy.) Maybe I was still wondering if it had been real.
It was mid morning and I was sitting at my desk at work before I convinced myself the events from my run had actually taken place. So they had to be recorded as comical as they were. I briefly surfed the web for an image to illustrate my tale and decided on the above. I did feel like the tortoise who was triumphant over the hare. Bring on the rest of the day!!!