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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Spider Run



There I was running happily at 4 AM this morning when I suddenly ran into one of these…


It took me more than 5km to get rid of the web that was covering my head, body and legs to below my knees…wondering the whole time where the spider was…

Well, he was hitching a ride on my shorts! I saw him about 9km after I ran into the web…sitting on my right leg on my shorts. I quickly flicked him off into a bush. I’m not sure exactly what spider it was, but he looked a bit like this…

Bark Spider - Known for large, strong webs.

Happy running!

18 comments:

Andrew Opala said...

"... can he swing from a thread? take a look overhead ... there goes the spider man!"

One Crazy Penguin said...

That is one guaranteed way to make me break the land speed record.

I hate spiders!

Laura said...

I am now completely freaked out.
Yikes.

Robin said...

Holy crap.....I read this on Dailymile but didn't picture that monster!

Jill said...

I think I'd have to take up knitting after an ordeal like that. :)

Lauren said...

Oh, oh, oh, I love spiderwebs. They remind me of diamond necklaces. I wouldn't like to run into the that got you this morning though. Yikes!!! The spider didn't look to friendly either. : (

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Maybe you'll wake up and have super powers that allow you to run a 2 hour marathon, or at least climb a tree.

ajh said...

I'm not scared of spiders like I am of snakes but that wouldn't thrill me.

HappyTrails said...

I will pass - you can keep the hitchhiker ;-)

Average Woman Runner said...

Blech, blech, blech! My skin is crawling right now! I can't stand spiders - it's a completely irrational dislike I know but I can't help it. I like other insects, most are quite interesting & beautiful but spiders freak. me. out. Glad you found that guy & give him the flick!

coach dion said...

I was bitten by a spider last year (might have been 2 years ago) and couldn't run for 2 weeks... couldn't really walk for a week!!!

Amy said...

Ewwwww!!! You just freaked me out...

Liz said...

That is disgusting. I won't look at this post again - I don't like that last picture!

Char said...

I don't know what's worse, having web on your head or giving a spider a free ride.

Raina said...

Bla!! I don't like the idea of being caught in a web AT ALL. I do like Jill's knitting idea though :)

I had a yellow jacket or bee hit me in the eye today, but it wasn't there long enough to do anything bad. Still, it was startling.

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Hitching a ride on your shorts?! Yikes!

Black Knight said...

Spiderman my grandson's favorite superhero!

Richelle said...

I don't like bugs period!

Glad you stopped by my blog after such a long absence. :)