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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
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  • v DDHEART
    OMG! Sorry, I was laughing along with those bikers...just imagining you running with your arms flailing and the oriole pecking away...it 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
    1105 days ago
  • v CATANTIGO
    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.
    1106 days ago
  • v MNTWINSGAL
    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!
    1106 days ago
  • v HOPELOSE100
    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!!
    1106 days ago
  • v JANET552
    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.
    1106 days ago
  • v WASCALLYWONE
    First, congrats on the renewed walking fever! Secondly, the rest of your story is for the birds....haha!
    1106 days ago
  • v DEBBIECK
    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!
    1106 days ago
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