In My Way…. w/w



Why is it all the lizards, beetles, grasshoppers and every other bug want to cross the sidewalk right as I’m running by?!


I really don’t want to step on them!


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  1. LOL! Get outta da way she’s comin through! 🙂

  2. lol! Maybe you should take up jumping hurdles for practice! 🙂

  3. Tell them to move it!

  4. Stepping on them would gross me out! LoL I hope you didn’t hit too many!

  5. You tell them that their is only room for one lol

  6. Ack, I wouldn’t either!

  7. LOL you sound like my daughter…she’s always on the lookout so no one steps on any helpless little insects!

  8. It sounds like you all like to exercise at the same time.

  9. LOL Especially lizards have this death wish!

  10. Eek! Sounds like my luck, lol!

  11. lol My son loves going south so he can chase all the lizards…

  12. Ew! It always freaks me out when I see a lizard skitter across the walkway – I’m not afraid of them but the sudden movement makes me jump!

  13. You are brave….I do not like bugs but lizards are Ok when they stay away from me:)

  14. Don’t you just hate that, grr!! Looks like a nice day for a run!

  15. Think of them a hurdles :).

  16. LOL. Just trying to keep you on your toes!

  17. Well at least you can run… I’m more of the fast walk pace kind of gal. 🙂

    • I do that too! I walk/run. One day I’ll be able to just run the whole trip!

  18. Lol, Nature’s incentive to run faster!

  19. LOL, guess they have to get out of your way. I hate squishing things too.

  20. Yucky but good for you for being out there to run!

  21. I hate this too! I have to run on my gravel road so creepy crawlers are every where.

  22. better than snakes!

  23. sometimes there are casualities while running. LOL.

    Happy WW!

  24. LOL, put some jumps into your run!

  25. LOL, I wish they would never ever be in the way

  26. I wouldn’t have a problem at all stepping on them 😉

  27. When I got married we honeymooned in Hawaii and there was a lizard in our condo. Freaked me out. All I saw was these big legs pumping, coming right for me. Too funny.

  28. You can try and brake for them but if they get in the way. Too bad so sad. LOL

  29. Just jump over them! Darn bugs. lol

  30. no fear!! Those bugs don’t know how dangerous we are!

  31. I can totally relate … I always feel terrible about stepping on bugs … except spiders, no guilt squishing those.

  32. Eww!! love that path though, wish i lived in a town so I had one we have the road that is about it lol

  33. Yuck I hate bugs!

  34. I like to avoid all insects and weird animals LOL

  35. awww they like you!

  36. They’re helping you incorporate Plyometrics into your routine. 🙂

  37. Haha!! Maybe they’re trying to motivate you to run FASTER to get away from them! 😀

  38. LOL I don’t mind all of that, but we don’t have lizards around here, just salamanders and newts that I pick up sooooo… walk around em? I couldn’t step on em …

  39. My little girls wants me to carry her so she wont step on bugs LOL, she is 3.

  40. It’s because you live in Florida – ’nuff said.

  41. I’m the same way. I don’t like to step on them.

  42. LOL. That is pretty funny. Hope they stay out of your way next time!

  43. Aww they love ya!

  44. Lizards?! Yikes! I think I’d be running in the opposite direction.

  45. My daughter practically twisted her ankle trying to avoid a lizard when she was running while in Florida with me!

  46. That’s when I run faster!