Bill Heikkila ran: Lots of rain last nig...

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  • 4 miles
  • 00:51 time
  • 12:26 pace
  • 662 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
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good Hyde Road 4.1 mi 00:51 12:26 pace

Lots of rain last night made the trails a bit muddy, and for some reason I didn’t feel like fighting the mud this morning, so I left the narrow path, cut across a pasture and picked up the pavement of the two lane country road on which I live. The usual morning traffic whizzed up and down Hyde Road, and after cresting a little hill, I saw something in the road ahead. As I got closer, I saw that it was a turtle making his slow, determined way across the road, oblivious to the cars crossing his path. I scooped him up, ran down into the woods a few yards and directed his efforts in a safer direction.

Back on the road, I ran on, thinking about how that turtle is like us: we forge ahead on our way in life, toward our destinations, thinking that we know everything we need to know. Sometimes we don’t.

I’m not sure what the moral is: I guess it’s all about free will - make sure you know what you need to know before you try to cross the road. Don't expect the Big Hand to save you when you screw up.

  • Hill
    Hill

    Love this post. Great job today Bill!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kathy N.
    Kathy N.

    So why did the turkey cross the road? So, Bill can give it a hand and save it!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Bill H.

    I wish I was fast enough to catch a turkey.

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Kathy N.
    Kathy N.

    OMG! Bill, I thought I read you picked up a turkey and carried it across the road. You have no idea how impressed I was! lol OK, so why did the turtle cross the road.....

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Heather D.
    Heather D.

    Nice 4 today Bill!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Karrie H.
    Karrie H.

    wow when i first read this i thought it said HAY RIDE, lol can you tell i just got in from my run? lol..Ohhh man send us rain please...nice run!!!

    about 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Laura S.
    Laura S.

    Hahaha--I'm sure the turtle appreciates your kind gesture.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Karrie H.
    Karrie H.

    between the hayride and turkeys you're in for a fantastic day (or those of us that can't read are?)

    about 2 years ago Like2 people

  • Bill H.

    Karrie, I was thinking along those lines.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Kathy N.
    Kathy N.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't read! :)

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Bill H.
    Bill H.

    Nice run Bill

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Drago D.
    Drago D. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Great deep finale of your cute story! Something to think about ...

    about 2 years ago

  • Hashi2
    Hashi2

    Nice rescue run, Bill. Enjoyed your run description!! It was great!

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Tom R.

    Sometimes the big hand lets us get hit a few times before we learn our lesson. Nice road run.

    about 2 years ago Like

  • Bernadette D.
    Bernadette D.

    awesome turtle saving run, and something to think about :)

    about 2 years ago Like