Wednesday, was one of my few days I have to spend at home. I love those days in the summertime because I get up early, drink some coffee while checking email and reading blogs, then eat breakfast. After a while, I will take the dog for a walk and then exercise myself. I get lots of things done around the house and I enjoy the time of quietness.
Wednesday was one of those days.
After taking the dog for her walk (which she HATES by the way), I decided that it was a nice day outside (yes, it was 90 degrees but I like to sweat while working out!) and I would take my walk outside after dropping Maggie off at the house. She can barely go around the block much less 45 minutes.
So, off I went, outside, in the 90 degree heat to sweat, listen to music, and just have a good workout.
Check out all the health benefits to walking. Amazing. In addition to the health reasons, little did I know, I was about to see so many “interesting” things on my walk. After one thing, then, two, three, four and five, I knew I had to snap some quick photos and tell you guys about it.
First, let me tell you about WHERE I walk. There is a “busy” road out in front of my neighborhood. I first like to walk around the neighborhood and then walk the length of the road. Well, this road is where I saw so many “interesting” things:
First of all, the litter.
I mean, seriously people. Don’t throw trash out your car window. How hard is it to save it and throw it away into a garbage can? The only time I ever littered was when I was still living at home. I was obese and went through a drive thru. I didn’t want my parents to know so I threw the garbage out the window. That was sad to tell you. Anyway…speaking of sad. I also saw this:
This is a memorial for a man that died running on this road early one morning. He was a teacher nearby and a running coach. Every time we drive on the way to our house, we go by these yellow ribbons and running shoes. So sad and so tragic.
To lighten the mood a little after that, I saw something a little more intersting:
Yes, I get why someone would want to hide THAT box from their parents. Gheesh!
Next to that box was…
A Fork! Well of course there would be a wrapped up fork in the grass…makes perfect sense!
Then, of course, I saw this:
Yep, an iPad cover. How this got on the side of the road, I will never know. I have two covers of my own so I didn’t need this one. I left it.
Last, but certainly not least was this guy:
A snake. I freaked out and jumped to the side of the sidewalk only to realize he was dead. So, of course, I stopped for a picture. Snakes are gross and scary. Dead or alive!
So…my walk on Wednesday was much more exciting than if I had just walked on the treadmill and watched some boring show on television.
What is the strangest thing you have ever seen while exercising, inside or out?