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We're going on a bear hunt!

We're going on a bear hunt!

Yet again I drag my sorry ass out of bed at 5:30 to go and run for a bit. I completed W6R2 yesterday and quite honestly why do I do it to myself.

I opened my front door and it was peeing down, so put on my anorak and off I trot, I had the route planned out in my head, and I could visualise the OS map, where I had to go and what I had to do, about 5 minutes into the first run I take a wrong turn in an open field swishy swashy, swishy swashy, and find myself at the corner, with no way out, and theres a ditch with water in it and a barbed wire fence, what should I do. Well of course instead of doing the sensible thing of turning round, and following the field back until I get to a crossing point, I went for it. Luckily as it was raining and wet underfoot, it really didn't matter that my trailing leg unded in the ditch up to my ankle. I could enjoy the rest of the run with an alternating squelch squerch, squelch squerch, squelch squerch. Yes to all those who have children I am looking for a wood for a stumble trip moment.

So wet feet, and having fun, so much so I even started singing along to one of the songs, and playing air guitar wtf.

So in defence for getting lost, I'm hoping the attached photo gives an indication of what I was up against.

So I got home, opened the door, up the stairs, oh no I forgot the door, down the stairs close the door, back up the stairs, we're not going on a bear hunt again! (Well until Tuesday ;) )

So tomorrow is week 6 run 3, and guess what, I'm going on a bear hunt, and taking yet another new and untested route!

25 minutes! I blow my noze in your jeneral direction! in fact you muzza waz a 'amster and your fazzer smelt of elderberries.

7 Replies

Laughing out loud!! :o)


Air guitar - what week is that ??! Maybe you need to run in a miners helmet, since you're accident prone and apparently running in the dark!!


Love your posts they cheer up my day. My runs are nowhere near as exicting!


Be3any Boy,

You are mad as a barrel of frogs, but very funny. Obviously a fan of Spamalot too! I reckon you need a bullet proof vest and wellies, but that's just me!!

Watch out for those grizzlies!



I did my W6R2 today and I'm a bit nervous about the next run. However, I'll read tomorrow your post about your run, and surely it will encourage me to keep going!

Thank you for sharing your running experience with us!


Haha brilliant! If you do find a bear you'll be running very fast!




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