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Few remaining training runs. Next race looming.
Crest the hill. Narrow path. Chain-link fence gauntlet.
Strange unnoticed prints.
Obstacle. Turkeys. Wild ones.
Dead center of the path. Confined by fences.
Turn around? Move forward?
Fight or flight?
Fear. Vulnerable. Exposed.
Faster than me. 25 MPH. Being pecked.
Observant. Aware. Alert.
Lessons learned. Head up. More aware.
Looking for signs.