Last night I ventured out with Miss Kya for our daily run. Since it is dark by the time I get home from work, I have been running with Ken's headlamp. Go ahead and laugh while you picture me wearing this crazy piece of equiptment, but it really does help on the streets where people do not turn on their porch lights.
My neighborhood is still being developed. It has slowed down a lot since 2007. Behind our house is an open field that will one day be houses. There is a half street with culd-a-sacs that is kind of behind our house and I will run Kya back there a lot, especially since we often get attacked by other dogs. I have figured out a mile loop running in all of the culd-a-sacs and we run it to add some mileage.
So last night my girl and I were on mile five. We were crusining down to the dead end street with the headlamp shining away. Did I mention that I have all of the culd-a-sacs mileage memorized? I also know where the puddles lay after it rains and where any cracks are in the street. Yes, I know, I need to get a life and stop being so observant, but I just cannot help it! Anyway, we were running down the dead end street with no street lights. I noticed an odd reflection at the end of the street, but kept going. I thought maybe it was my light reflecting off of a sign or something so we kept going. I get closer and notice that the reflection is not disappearing as I get closer or move the headlamp up or down. I start getting creeped out, but keep going. That is when I notice it is EYES! Eyes to some sort of a creature that was just sitting there! He was far enough away from me, but with the reflection I could tell those were two very distinct eyes staring at me! I seriously almost peed my pants.
Kya and I turned back to get the heck out of there! We saw two ladies that were getting ready to walk down the street. I told them about the eyes and they took off in the other direction. We finished our run and then I stopped home and told Ken about the eyes. He wanted to see them, so we ran down there and whatever it was had left. I showed Ken the height of the eyes and we think it was probably a coyote! Holy Moly!
Total run: 6.75 miles
Six with Kya and .75 with Ken
Times I almost peed my pants: One