You Know You Are Running in Northeast Colorado If…

  • One day you are running bundled up in everything you own due to wind/cold/snow/etc.
  • And the next day you are running in a light weight shirt and skort.
  • And the next day you run indoors on the treadmill because the wind is blowing too hard to even walk outside.
  • While running in light shirt and skort, you are still avoiding snow and ice on your route.
  • During any run in excess of 6 miles you can play Barnyard Animal Bingo!  Horses, cows, calves!, goats, sheep, lambs!, llamas, chickens, geese, pygmy goat…
  • You can run from one town to another and there are miles of open space between them.
  • You have ever answered a call of nature behind a hay stack.
  • You have ever been paced by a skunk in the bar ditch (for about 50 yards).
  • You have ever had a red fox follow along in front for a while.
  • You have ever been ‘led’ by an hysterical killdeer that refuses to flush away from the road.
  • You plan your route to avoid field fertilizer trucks.
  • You plan your route to avoid any crop harvest trucks.
  • You pass a combine driving down the road.
  • The guy in the combine asks if you need a ride.
  • You know the location of every dog in 18 miles.
  • You consider a run around your town your ‘short’ day.
  • You do laps around your town to get your miles on windy days.
  • In the summer you plan a route that passes all the local trees for shade (because there aren’t many trees).
  • In the winter you plan a route that avoids drift problem areas.
  • People building a barn, fixing a tractor, frolicking on an ATV, burning ditches or moving cattle stop to watch YOU go by.
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About wfig

Longtime horsewoman and hiker, occasional world traveler and professional biologist.
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One Response to You Know You Are Running in Northeast Colorado If…

  1. Haha says:

    ROTFLOL!! Thanks for the chuckle.

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