Thursday, July 10, 2014

Once Upon a Time There Was a Porcupine and a Skunk

Once upon a time there was a porcupine and a skunk.... Who doesn't like once upon a time stories? My boys LOVE them and my run this week helped me create a good one for them.

Here's a real life dilemma: what do you do if you happen upon a porcupine in the road and then a skunk in your path, anytime, let alone on your run?

I chose to proceed slowly, using the change of pace for recovery and then sprinted away once I was past. I opted to take an alternate route home.  

As I approached, the porcupine appeared to be dead in the road, but I still followed procedure just in case he decided to wake from the dead and chase after me as a porcupine zombie. Didn't happen. Whew, all clear.

Just when I thought I'd had enough excitement for the day, I encountered a skunk on the path ahead of me. Luck was once again on my side as the skunk was more interested in something else than it was of me. All clear: check. More sprinting than called for on my "easy run" check, check.

Later, when I told my boys about my encounters they became very excited and wanted to know what I did and how I got away!  So, I told them:  I activated my creature-power suit to disguise myself to look like another porcupine then changed into a skunk. 

By the shocked and amazed look on my boys' faces, I had the right answer. Supermom in disguise. One of my many talents.

What's your superpower? 

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