Friday, August 16, 2019
I Sat Next To A Lady on a Plane
I have a million stories that start with, I sat next to a person on a plane once, and almost as many stories that start with, "I had this client once."
On the way back from Seattle I sat next to a woman who had been in Washington state for an off road marathon. 26.2 miles on national park or forest service trails, through the woods, up and down mountain sides. I am a former runner, when I stopped running the fat man caught up with me.
She got to talking about it, and said for the first time in her life she had seen a bear in the wild. She was running along at about the 20-mile point and someone yelled "BEAR!" Then they yelled, "BEHIND YOU!" She said she looked over her shoulder and there was a Mama-bear and cub, crossing the trail, she had run past seconds before the bear crossed the trail. It was thrilling and terrifying at the same time. Mother bears can be very protective, never get between a mother bear and her cubs. She will have a running story to tell for years to come.
Have you seen a bear in the wild?