So, yesterday was supposed to go with Janelle and jog at the Reserve. I ended up going alone and it was nice to go walk around by myself.
I was already tired, so I just decided to walk; mosey is more like it. I didn't use my Ipod either because I though it would be nice to stroll around the Reserve on a chilly fall day and enjoy the nature....or so I thought.
Honestly, I like nature from a distance or in cages. I just don't want it up close and personal with me. So, I'm heading back down the trail to my car and I was litteraly lost in my own world. I was thinking about all kinds of different things and oblivious to anything happening around me.
Then I had that feeling that something was watching me. Has that ever happened to you? Usually, there is nothing wathing me and it's just a random paranoid thought that I have, but yesterday I was not being paranoid.
I turned my head to the left and like 5 feet away from me, just off the trail was the biggest (live) deer I've ever, ever seen. It was totally watching me. I'm sure it was a little frightened of me, but I was freaking out! (I always think that deer are going to charge me. Probably because they always run into cars and I just assume that they run at whatever they see)
So this deer is standing perfectly still, but staring me down. I wanted to run, but I decided to just look away and keep walking. (Seriously, who is afraid of deer?) Instantly my thoughts changed to, "I hate nature, get me out of this nature."
Next I heard all this rustling on the tree next to me. When I looked over two of the biggest squirrels I've ever seen were just hanging out, right next to me on this tree, and I swear they were making the craziest sounds. It was like they were laughing, no joke!
Then I saw another deer. It was smaller and standing perfectly still, but it was also only like 5 feet away. It only got worse from there too. I saw 2 more deer, just hanging out 5 feet away from me.
Since I wear a heart rate monitor every time I do activity I can tell you that my heart rate was going up like crazy. I mean really, my heart was racing just from seeing deer in the trees.
So, the last deer was freaked out by me and ran off. The other 2 followed after that. By that time I was convinced that nature was out to get me. I finally just jogged back to my car to get the eff out of there.
I immediately called Janelle to tell her that I would never go walking alone again. She was upset that she wasn't there, but I told her that we are so loud when we are together that we never would have seen any freaking deer.