I have seen and experienced some really odd things while running and hiking. Here are my top 3. All of these occurred while I was living outside of Austin, TX. What have you seen while running, walking, hiking, swimming, cycling, or outside in general?
I lived in a small suburban town outside of Austin, TX. There was a university and a golf course across the street. It was a rather tame place to live. I was running down a street that connecting to my neighborhood and I saw a discarded mattress on the side of the road. On top of this old discarded mattress was a whip. I just kept on running…
Another Texas story… As I was running in my neighborhood I looked down and had to do a massive mid step jump. I was about to step on a giant tarantula that was casually crossing the street.
Maybe this isn’t technically one of the weirdest things I’ve SEEN, but it was a freaky experience. I was running in a thunder and lightening storm. Not the smartest thing I have ever done. And I had just moved to TX. I had never experienced ground strike lightening. A giant lightening bolt landed on the ground maybe 200 meters in front of me. I felt this lightening strike in my soul! It was awful. When I got home, I turned on the news and a University of TX student had been stuck by lightening on campus.