What is the most interesting thing you've seen on a run?
This question was spurred by my recent podcast review of What the Runner Saw. Podcaster Carrie talks about the bizarre and interesting things she's seen and that got me thinking about what I've seen on a run.
I’ve seen a rattlesnake while on a trail run at Usary Mountain along with coyotes at South Mountain. I've seen a lot of homeless people, especially when running in Europe (somehow I manage to find the homeless areas in the big cities). Probably the most memorable, interesting thing I’ve seen are hot air balloons. By my old house every weekend hot air balloons would launch and land close to my house. They float silently through the sky and I've often stopped to watch them float through the air or skip along a field to land. One time I left my house and before I left my neighborhood were two balloons so low I could hear the gas turning on to pull the balloon higher. I could have talked to the people in the basket they were so close. It reminds me of the time when my brother was going to propose to his now wife, went out into a field and was spreading lye "Will you Marry Me". The cops came up on him and wondered what he was doing (like he'd be throwing cocaine on the ground). I can't remember if the weather turned or if he wasn't able to finish the writing but he ended up proposing on another day. I think it would be nice to go up in a hot air balloon one day and float through the skies.