Lost and Found on the Road

Hi Friends!   Today I am liking up with PattyErika, and Marcia for Tuesday’s on The Run, where we discuss all things running.  The topic today is random things you have seen on the road while out running.  I am really excited about this topic because I always see random items on the road.  It’s just stuff that I don’t understand what it’s doing there, or where it came from.  I’ve seen a lot of stuff, but I have only once picked something up.  I usually run the same route near my house, so there isn’t much around here.  But, when I was training for the marathon and my dad and I were running all over town, I saw a lot of things.  Here are some of the random things I have seen while running. 

One time I found a brand new screw driver randomly laying in the middle of the road. 

Another time a saw a brand new bottle of beer just sitting on the side of the road, like someone set it there on purpose. 

I have found a half of a credit card, and I actually knew the owner.  Another time I found a whole credit card. 

I’ve seen a syringe.  

I have run upon a ton of monopoly money.  Too bad it wasn’t real money.

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One time when I was running at the local park, I saw a tackle box sitting next to the road.  There were no cars around, and no one was nearby. 

I have seen shoes, pants, shirts, and underwear.  This is weird to me.  How do you just lose your clothes?

At the park, I also saw an empty stroller sitting next to a trash can.  I checked it to make sure it was empty. 

I have seen a roll of carpet.

I found a diamond earring.  This is the only thing I have ever picked up.  It was huge, but of course it was fake. 

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Yesterday I came across a mole.  This was new to me.  I have never seen them outside of their holes.  It was running across the road towards my driveway. 

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And then there’s the wildlife.  I’ve seen dogs, cats, guineas, cows, horses, a snake, sheep, and a donkey.  One house on my route has 12 dogs that live at it, and the house across the street has about 5 stray dogs that stay there.  At least all of them are friendly! 

I have seen a lot of random items, but really nothing too crazy.  I’m excited about next week’s topic.  I have seen all kinds of weird things happen when I’m out running.  Come back next Tuesday to read about those! 

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What are random items that you have seen while out running?

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14 thoughts on “Lost and Found on the Road

  1. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    Wow you have definitely come across a lot of strange stuff! Ha, I probably would have picked up that “diamond” too! I don’t see too many animals while running, but I was really excited to see a deer one day in the woods! Seeing people’s underwear on the side of the road would really freak me out…

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      I would love to see a deer! Lol I just wondered why the underwear was there? Who throws that out the car window?

  2. Marcia

    That’s alot of weirdness! I live in wildlife central here so foxes, deer, coyotes are all very common. A farm up the road has llamas. Those are fun when they’re out!

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      I wish I would see deer on my runs! And llamas would be awesome!!

  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    I often wonder how people lose their clothes too–like do you just randomly decide you should take one shoe off and fling it off to the side of the road and continue onward?! haha!

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      Lol that’s what I wondered! And who throws a shirt out the window?!

  4. Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    Your running finds sound pretty random like mine! I was telling Marcia that I once found someone’s shoes, then socks, then clothes, then underwear, then a condom (presumably a USED condom) while on a run. Seemed as though someone had a pretty awesome night, and a very questionable morning.

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      Lol that’s hilarious!! At least you can figure out why it was all there…but what did they wear home??

  5. lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    I also see some random stuff. How do you lose just one shoe? So weird!

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      LOL I know! I am just baffled at how someone could lose things like this on the road!

  6. MCM Mama Runs

    I once saw a baby possum, but other than that, just the usual squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks. And homeless people sleeping. Gotta love urban running.

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      LOL I have only ever seen one homeless person while running. I really don’t think there are many homeless people in my town. Yours is like the complete opposite of my running!

  7. Karen @ Fit in France

    This is funny. You have seen a ton of things. I never see anything like this !

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      lol it does make for interesting runs!

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