We all know that Superman is faster than a speeding bullet, right? I mean, its practically scientifically proven. But did you ever wonder what YOU were faster than? Nope? Neither have I! So truth be told, when I set out for my run today, it was never my intent to find out what I am faster than. So science didn't really play a role here...just sayin...
So I'm out there doing some mile repeats at around 6:30 pace and while I'm running my cool down, I look down at my arms only to find a lot of black spots on them. Often times when I run on some trails, I pick up my fair share of road grit, especially after/during rain. Today's weather was sunny, but pretty warm and humid. Kind of stuffy relative to how it has been. But with all the rain, it seems like there are a lot more bugs out there. So imagine my surprise when I look a little closer only to find that it isn't road grit on my arms, but a whole collection of little bugs! I counted 17 in total between both arms!
Apparently, I was running fast enough that bugs could not get out of the way in time. So look out Superman...I can claim I'm faster than a speeding bug. Hows that for cache! Now, I'd be lying if I said didn't have some sense of satisfaction out of seeing this. I mean, I was a bit disgusted at first...but in a bizarre way,its kinda cool too!
Have you ever discovered later in a run that you picked up something interesting?