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Remake of Hitchcock's The Birds

Sunday, June 16, 2013

As some of you know I have been bitten by the Fit-Bit bug, and have been increasing my walking so I can improve my 7 day step average. One major change I've made to my routine is to take a long walk on the weekends. One each day. Previously my weekends were dedicated to sloth, and I didn't do any form of exercise unless I had yard work to do.

Let me set the scene:

Saturday I walked a route I had done last Sunday, it was just over 3 miles. I enjoyed it, but wanted to see if I could find a route that would give me a full 3.5 miles. So today, Sunday, I decide to walk on part of the Hank Aaron Trail. Everything is going well, I walk the circumference of the Stadium, and head down the trail. I have a choice to walk through part of the parking lot of the stadium or down a pathway that follows the creek/river. There is amateur racing going on and the parking lot is packed so I follow the pathway that merges with the trail that follows the creek.

I'm watching bike riders on the trail below when suddenly I feel a "swoosh" of air and see a shadow of a bird. Huh, I thought, that bird got kinda close. One more step and I hear the screech of an Oriole and feel an impact to the back of my head. Damn, the stupid bird is attacking me. I pick up my pace and look around, and WHAM the little bugger dive bombed my head again. I start flailing my arms and had to break into a jog to get our of the darn birds "danger" zone. As I ran from my adversary I heard one of the bike riders laughing their ass off. I can't even blame them, I'm sure it was funny as all get out.

Well after all of that added to the heat of the day I ended up doing 2.83 miles and vowing that I would never walk that route again. I'll stick to my 3.18 mile route I've done twice now without becoming an extra in the next Hitchcock movie! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDHEART 6/17/2013 8:22PM

    OMG! Sorry, I was laughing along with those bikers...just imagining you running with your arms flailing and the oriole pecking is a comical picture.

I'm wondering what color your hair is...maybe the bird was trying to re-carpet it's nest with a better color!

Keep walking...if you decide to take this trail again, I would wear a bike helmet. LOL

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CATANTIGO 6/17/2013 6:38AM

    Great story Sable. But I'm really glad you got another walk. Your steps are great. But I don't blame you for not wanting to go on that path again. Have a great day, my friend.

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MNTWINSGAL 6/17/2013 12:01AM

    Oh, Sable! It's not often that a blog can make me truly laugh out loud, but you've achieved it! Hilarious story! (But I'm really glad you are safe. I had no idea orioles were like that.) Good idea avoiding that route in the future!

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HOPELOSE100 6/16/2013 8:14PM

    Oh Sable-so glad you are alright, but boy did you make me laugh:) I think I would avoid that route at all costs too!! Way to go on increasing your steps and keeping moving-You are a great motivator, Keep it up!!

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JANET552 6/16/2013 7:49PM

    emoticon I am sure you totally improved your pace but what a way to do it!! I'm glad you are okay. I'm also glad the bird didn't have friends.

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WASCALLYWONE 6/16/2013 6:51PM

    First, congrats on the renewed walking fever! Secondly, the rest of your story is for the birds....haha!

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DEBBIECK 6/16/2013 4:52PM

    Oh No! I know exactly where you are talking about! Thank goodness that bird didn't get a hunk of hair - LOL. I have an intense fear of birds in flight - comes from a blond childhood and an aunt's parakeet, let loose, that loved blonde hair - 'nuf said? Better luck next Sunday!

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