Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hey small-towners! Did you LOSE something? I found it!

Hey there! Did anyone lose one of these?...
I found it on my run yesterday....And I already sliced my finger trying to close it, dangnabbit.

Usually all I find are dead animals, Gatorade bottles thrown on the side of the road, and if the weather is right, salamanders. But these things all stay where they are.  =D

I caught this out of the corner of my eye on the gravel road leading back to my house. If you live in my town, you probably know where I live...and if it belongs to you- let me know!
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So, what's the most unusual or valuable thing you have found on a run?

(Also..I haven't forgotten that I have been tagged. That's coming =D )

21 comments:

  1. I found R200.00 (two hundred SA rands) once and a cool little flashlight once. My son still uses it when we go camping.

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  2. We live in the Pacific Northwest. It is like a breeding ground for serial killers. I hope you didn't just collect evidence!

    ..... It isn't mine.
    ;)

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  3. My son would Kill (haha, knief - kill, get it? I'm so lame) for that knief, he loves anything and everything he can take camping. Hum...I found a ladder once but I had to keep it there, too. Usually I just find coins...but I have to pick those up.

    Hope you had a great Christmas!!!

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  4. I've found a few bucks in change over the years, not exciting. I found a pack of stickers back before thanksgiving--unopened, of cats, so I gave them to my younger sister for Christmas lol. I did admit to finding them on the road.

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  5. I found joy in running for over an hour at a time, but I guess that isn't what you are looking for...

    I had to drive to Medford and back yesterday, and I thought about you both directions at the 4 exits that have either Elkton, Drain or Cottage Grove in the signs. The fuel stop in Southerlin was especially tempting...

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  6. In Albany I find dead nutria in the road. On Maui there were dead turtles and frogs instead. Since I like turtles and frogs, that made me sad.

    Also, I have a brand new giveaway today (CEP socks), so please, don't miss out on this one!

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  7. i would not call them valuable, but i have stepped on and crunched (without knowing they were there) two smallish scorpions at different times. reason number one why i will never be a barefoot runner!!! seen countless jack rabbits and different kinds of lizards. oh, and plenty of garbage. many times on the latter i go back and try to pick up later after my run.

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  8. Just coins. But I pick up every penny I see. My dad would pick up a penny and say, "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Taught me a lesson that God would give me even the smallest thing if it was needed.

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  9. Wow, you did find something neat!! I would take my $20 over it any day though!

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  10. Dang! That looks like it could be expensive! :)

    I haven't found anything worthwhile on my runs! :(

    I appreciate your input on my blog header! I love love your header. It shows off the beautiful E-town scenery and illustrates a serene expression on your face! Plus, I wish I had your legs!

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  11. Nice! My husband found a really expensive Garmin during the HOod To Coast one year. We used it for awhile since we obviously didn't find the owner but now it is somewhere collecting dust without a charger.

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  12. I can't think of a thing I've found, but the most exciting animal I've seen while running was the alligator in our neighborhood ditch. (I live in Texas.)

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  13. That is crazy!!! The only thing I have found on a run was a dollar bill and you better believe I took it to buy a gatorade at the next gas station I ran by. I have problems.

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  14. Hi there! Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm liking your blog. Will be back again. Will add you to my blog roll =)

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  15. Hey you. Thank you so much for such a helpful and thoughtful comment. You've really got me thinking now about portland again. uggh..decisions decisions! Newport is fast though so probably easier to qualify for Boston again and that would be fun for 2011. hmmmm. Well, I guess I would hope to qualify at Portland too but who knows what I have in me these days.

    oh, and the brain trainer book is looking good so far...I need to just focus and spend some solid time reading but i get so distracted!!!

    Yeah, I'm not so sure about the mileage thing but I really don't like going much past 50 a week...does this seem too little? I don't know...my body just seemed to start falling apart when I got too high but i'm no pro and I don't really know what the best thing is. What about you? How many would you want to run a week?

    The Brain Trainer book has some really cool training programs in there that remind me of some of the things I did in college. Drills, work on form, etc. It makes sense to me. Hoping to read more this weekend. I'll keep you posted and hopefully write a review one of these days. :)

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  16. wow, thats quite the find. I have found rattlesnakes and spiders, eek! and one time I fell on the trails scraping my whole body because I came about 3 feet away from a coyote. I dont run trails by myself anymore! haha.
    LC

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  17. I've never found anything really cool, lots of pop bottles! But I am ALWAYS looking! On a long run last summer, I was running with my Dad, and I told him I was just waiting to find a $100 bill or something, and he was like, Me too! We both had a feeling we were going to find something awesome that day, but NOPE! It helped the miles go by fast though.

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  18. Hey!! Yesterday we drove from Klamath Falls to Portland, and we decided to cross the pass at Medford. We drove North and I was minding my own business in the back seat when I looked up, I saw a sign for hwy 138 to Elkton! And just there (Sutherlin) my dad decided to pull off and have lunch at the Apple Peddler. THOUGHT OF YOU! In fact, I kept looking around, thinking "what if she's heeeeeere?"

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  19. Sorry about the tree. I have to tell you a funny story.

    A couple years ago when we first got the tree up, I started putting water in the base. I had the kids bringing me pitchers and pitchers full of water but the stand wasn't getting full. I was thinking this tree sure is thirsty!! Then I realized that there was a crack in the base (it was one of those big thick plastic ones) and I was dumping pitchers full of water into my carpet through the floor and into the ceiling of my downstairs family room!!
    Forgive your kids...grown-ups can make BIG mistakes, too :-)

    Have a good day!!

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  20. okay, I really can start e-mailing you...would your prefer to that to these really long comments? :) So, the more I am reading this Brain Training Book, the more I want to send you a copy in the mail! His program for marathon training is 24 weeks long with 4 stages...base, build 1, build 2 and peak. If I am going to run Newport, then that means that I should already be on week 3 but I guess I can improvise. I'm excited to get started and it works out perfect since week 16 calls for a sort of practice race (not necessarily a paid race) but I am running Hippie Chick around that time so it will be perfect. He has 3 different plans for the marathon...one being only running 4 times a week with optional cardio workouts...I might go with that one so it will make it easier on my family life. more in an e-mail later....how many miles do you like to run a week?

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  21. Never found anything valuable, but going for a run an hour after the funeral of one of my running friends I found a £5 note lying in the road. It was as if my departed friend was saying "Have a drink on me". Oh, and I found rather a nice warm beanie the other day.

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