Monday, December 9, 2013

Turkeys run 7:30 pace

So once upon a time, the Cool Down Runner and Jeff were finishing up a run at the Huntersville Business Park. They  had just made the left on to Vanstory Dr. when they saw a couple of turkeys crossing the road. Now, this is not unusual because while this may be a business park, animals are abound – especially turkeys and deer.

Well, the Cool Down Runner and Jeff pass by the turkeys when Jeff starts doing his best Turkey imitation call. Well, these two most have liked Jeff’s calls because instead of heading further into the woods, they changed direction. They started following and eventually catch the Cool Down Runner and Jeff. Now, you have to understand. The Cool Down Runner and Jeff were not walking. They were running and running along at a decent clip - about 7:30 pace finishing up their run.  Well, these two turkeys were matching Cool Down Runner and Jeff stride for stride. First, it was just a 100, then 200 yards. Cars passing by were slowing down to watch the two turkeys run alongside two runners.

For nearly, a half to three quarters of a mile these two turkeys maintained a study 7:30 pace before deciding that Cool Down Runner and Jeff were not interesting enough to follow any more. At which time, they headed off into the woods.

Now, I have run a lot places and encountered my fair share of animals, but I have had a turkey fall in alongside during a run before. To be honest, I didn’t even know that turkeys could run this fast.

Cannot wait for the next time when I can go for another turkey run.


Sharing one thought at time,

The Cool Down Runner

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