Obstacles and Turkeys

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Morning run.

Quick pace.

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.

Freeze. Assess.

Turn around? Move forward?

Fight or flight?

Fear. Vulnerable. Exposed.

Faster than me. 25 MPH. Being pecked.

Decision.

Courage.

Loud voice.

Louder voice.

Cautious steps.

Pace resumes.

Rattled.

Observant. Aware. Alert.

Goal achieved.

Lessons learned. Head up. More aware.

Looking for signs.

Next obstacle?

Better prepared.

 

2 Comments on “Obstacles and Turkeys

  1. I love that you used a different format for this one. The pace and cadence made me feel like I was running alongside you and the turkeys! Good word. Helping me check my flight surges today.

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