Sunday, April 18, 2010

Five Reasons Why You Should Run With Squirrels

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. - Bernard Meltzer

There are over 365 different species of squirrels in the world.  If there was a squirrel mailing club, and the post office had Sunday delivery, you could get a different squirrel in the mail every day! 

As long as there are so many squirrels out there, running to and fro, I say let's put them to good use.

Five Reasons Why You Should Run With Squirrels:
  1. Squirrels never choose the same mating partner twice.  Less inbreeding equals stronger runner.
  2. Squirrels are  most active 2 - 3 hours after sunrise.  Then they sleep through the afternoon and are ready to go again 2 hours before sunset - perfect for double runs!
  3. A squirrels brain is the size of a walnut.  Who's stupid enough to run 100 miles?  You guessed it.
  4. Squirrels communicate through chirps and tail movements.  Great for the long run when you're too tired to talk.
  5. Squirrels leave their scent on food by licking and rubbing up against it before burying it.  You'll never lose a stashed water bottle again.
But how do you find a squirrel to run with? 

Put up a bird feeder and they will come.

Upcoming Races:
Shoes For The Shelter - Sunday, April 18th, 12:00 PM
JDRF Run For The Cure - Saturday, April 24th, 10:00 AM
Envirun - Saturday, April 24th, 10:30 AM
BPAC 6-Hour Distance Classic - Sunday, Apr 25th, 8:00 AM

Upcoming Ultras:
Summer Beast of Burden - Saturday, Aug. 21st
Oil Creek - Saturday, Oct. 16th

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Good luck to the Cannibal and friends at Boston.  Eat, run and be happy!

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