Sunday, August 21, 2011

Killer Bambi

Today I was reminded yet again of why I much prefer trail running to road running. It never fails to be interesting.

I was plodding along the trails in the Sokol park (yes, by myself again. I know I said I wouldn't do that anymore... whatever). I was feeling pretty done, the temps being 100+ again because I overslept again and got too late of a start...

Anyway, just about when I was ready to stop running and walk, I was given some powerful motivation to keep running from the most unexpected avenue.


A young deer had been playing around the creek that my trail followed. I ooo-ed and aaaah-ed at him but kept running. And soon ran right into his mama! And let me tell you, that mother was not happy to see me between her and her baby. She responded appropriately for a mom in fear for her young.

She charged me.

Yeap. I turned around and ran for dear life (har, har). I didn't really feel like taking on a deer. They have sharp hooves and teeth. If it came down to it, I would probably bet on the deer and not me. So yeah, I got chased off by Bambi's mom. It gave me a nice long 15 minute sprint on the tail end of my run (she didn't chase me that far, I just felt the need to get to the car ASAP after that).


Does this stuff happen to anyone else??? 

cause seriously... 


  1. I can honestly say that I've never been charged by a mama deer. However, I'm not in the woods as much as you are... You crack me up!

  2. Dude - I went back out later and ran into them AGAIN. I've started clapping and singing loudly when running to scare things off before I get there - apparently, me crashing through the woods and gasping for air isn't a loud enough warning, lol!