Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Deerflies and a dead itouch…

I wanted to run so bad tonight. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to just go out and run without it either being so hot I can’t breath or so late it’s dark. So tonight at 7:30 I was done for the day, it was 75* and a bit breezy and I was ready. I grabbed my itouch, turned it on and……..crap, nothing. It was dead, so dead it took a few minutes after I plugged it in for it to be able to turn itself on. So I borrowed Mike but his is full of angry music. I know Mike, it’s not angry but it’s that kind where they yell a lot and it’s not my favorite. Anyways I finally got out and got warmed up, ready to go and they found me, those deerflies. I am sure there were enough of them buzzing around my head, biting me and being nasty pest they could of taken me for a ride. I ran as fast as I could, they can fly faster. The hotter I got the more of them showed up. By time I got home (3.5 miles in 42 minutes) I was so pissed and scratchy and crabby and beyond hot and tired. I don’t think this is the way a run is suppose to be, yes I moved my butt and moved it fast but my mind was going to explode. I HATE DEERFLIES!!!

I hope you all had a great day. Take care and God Bless!!

7 comments:

Baby Sister said...

Ewwww....I'm sorry....I'm glad it wasn't dead beyond the grave dead....just battery dead.

downsizers said...

Deerflies are awful! They hurt so when they bite. I'm glad you got in the run. Try wearing a hat a putting a dryer sheet inside the top of it - this can sometimes act as a repellent. It's worth a try.

Ronnie said...

Oh no! I'm sorry about your experience with the deerflies. :( I don't really know what that is, but they sound awful. I like downsizers suggestion!

Michele said...

Sounds horrible, but what a run! Would it work to try some insect spray?

EmptyNester said...

I hate to say it, but they would have ruined it for me too. This morning the oppressive heat/humidity made me angry. Dang summer. LOL

Tomorrow is another day! Thank goodness!

Bruce said...

I took some scouts hiking for our annual camp last year and the deer flies were our constant companions. Got a few blood stains on my hat to prove it where they bit me through the mesh.

Waisting Time said...

Hate those things!