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Thursday, May 23, 2013

That Time of Year

After 8 years of running in South Florida, I have become accustomed, mostly, to summer's heat and humidity.  What I really despise about running in this season is the bugs, specifically these tiny black gnats that swarm in clouds and are impossible to avoid.

All I can do is put my head down, close my mouth and nostrils, and cross my fingers they won't fly in my eyes.  They do, of course.  Even with sunglasses on, they swoop in and peg me in the eyeballs, and even with the above mentioned combat measures, I still end up swallowing a bunch and having several shoot up my nose.
But the worst is how they stick to the rivers of sweat, so that when I wipe my face as I run, I always have little bug bodies on my finger tips.
I know.  I should write FL travel brochures, shouldn't I?


Christina said...

Ha, I used to live in Taiwan and we would get those little gnats. Once after a bike ride there was a perfect one inch stripe of dead gnats along my shin bone, stuck there with my sweat. It was so gross.

ajh said...

I have NO bug tolerance and would probably give up in those conditions. You are hard core.

B. Kramer said...

Yay! The annual gross bugs post! It's officially running season now. Cheers!

Agate Lake Girl said...

Yet another reason I don't run! :)