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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Answer to the guessing post...

Work has been crazy but finally I have a chance to answer the question in my previous post. What made the mark on my leg while I was out on my trail run?


The answer is... drumroll...

A spider web!!! Like the one below! Or one very similar anyway...






I have no idea how it got on my leg but somehow it did. It was probably a baboon spider nest. I saw it on my sock and din't really take notice of it until I stopped for a drink. I don't think the spider took a ride with me as well...

I only noticed the mark after my run and must say it was a new one for me.

So no, I did not carry a donut in my sock or run into some aliens or trip over a squirrel. I also don't carry secret boosters in my socks and thank goodness it was not a hoof print!

Thanks for sharing some fun! Happy training!




15 comments:

ajh said...

Ewwww!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Funny! Would have never guessed that!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Even though they shouldn't, spiders scare me - that's a big web to run through!

coach dion said...
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coach dion said...

Good thing he didn't bite you...

Robin said...

Ok that's just creepy!

misszippy said...

And that being S. Africa, I must ask: is that a poisonous spider?

Jill said...

If a spider nest were planted on my leg, I'm sure I'd be traumatized for about 8 years.

I still think aliens would have been a cool answer ;).

One Crazy Penguin said...

Aaand now I have nightmares...

Kate Geisen said...

I'm newly grateful for the thin strands of spiderweb we run/ride into on the trails here!

Char said...

I think I would have preferred some sort of alien device than a spider's web so close to my skin. Even without the spider.

Karien P. said...

Ewwwwwwww, Johann!! Now I'll forever be checking my surrounds like a mad woman to try and avoid all of those...!

Amy Crawshaw said...

Aw man, you just gave me the heebie-jeebies - yuck!

Black Knight said...

Never guessed that. I had something of similar a couple of months ago because a horsefly.

Lisa Isenberger said...

ewwww. gross!!