I Brake for Turtles

Today could be classified as a perfect day. Why?
• it's cloudy
• kind of rainy {which I LOVE!}
• it's 72 degrees!

And I've already had a quite productive day and it's only 11am! AND I've been out of bed less than 2 hours. Which makes me feel even better!

Plus here soon I'm going to watch Baby Mama {finally! been wanting to see it since it came out} with Shelly.

Anyway. On to the point of this post...

Meredith and I are going to try to start running in the mornings next week. {I know, right.... ME? RUN? In the MORNINGS? It's a crazy thought, I know. I'm not sure I believe it either.} But nevertheless, we are going to give it a shot.

And since I don't want to be a horrible friend and let Meredith down by running for 5 seconds and then gasping for breath {wash, rinse, repeat}, I've been training, conditioning, and readying myself for this undertaking.

And by training, conditioning, and readying myself, I really mean that Tobey and I have gone for a 20 minute jog the past 2 days.

Yes, that's right, a jog!

I'm going to be SO ready for this! yeahhhhh.....

I can run on the elliptical machine like nobody's business for 45 minutes {in the gym - with a fan blowing on me - and my music blasting into my ears from my BlackBerry - water bottle in hand} but I usually pass out in approximately 5 seconds if I try to do anything resembling running outside.

So, I am pretty proud of myself, and my little dog, for actually jogging. Outside! {Tobey is a great running buddy... he actually keeps up the whole time!}

Anywho... this morning on our jog, we were minding our own business just happily running down the street, Tobey watching for squirrells, and me praying that nobody actually SEES me awkwardly trying to run down the road.... when lo and behold, I see a big lump in the middle of the street.

At first I thought it was just a big leaf, or some sticks, or something. But it was moving! Slowly. {about as fast as me} Once I got closer to it, I realized it was a turtle! Crossing the road! Everybody say, "Awwww." It was so cute!

I'm not sure what kind it was {because it wasn't the same kind as Obie and Zeke} but it was cute. And bigger than them. And there was no way I was going to just leave it there to get run over by some less-caring meanie who does NOT brake for turtles. I CAN NOT be held responsible for the death of a member of Obie and Zeke's extended family. Do you KNOW what that would do to me?!

So... I helped it along its way and took it across the street.

I told it to be careful. It thanked me for helping it {by sticking his head inside his shell}.

And we parted ways.

And of course, I went back after my jog to make sure he was okay, but I couldn't find him.

I will assume that he made it home safely.

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