The Green Girl managed to make it to the Sole Runners Tuesday night trail run after an usually hectic day at work yesterday.
Rad Runner Girl joined us once again and appears to have become a permanent fixture on the these runs.
As usual, I ran with the back of the packers, Michelle and Rozie.
Rozie and I were running slightly ahead of Michelle when we heard the characteristic hiss of a rattlesnake. Rozie actually spotted the snake in the brush. We sprinted ahead and when we felt we were at a safe distance, we started yelling for Michelle to watch out for the snake. We instructed her to run on the left side of the trail to avoid the rattlesnake's general vacinity but she panicked and froze.
We finally coaxed her into continuing the run but we were all uneasy after the encounter.
I'm going to research the proper protocol for responding to a snake bit and look into purchasing a snake bite kit so I will be prepared should one of us end up getting bitten in the future.
As the evening progressed, the sky cleared and we were able to catch a glimpse of the sun setting.
After our run, we laid out our yoga mats and stretched in the parking lot. I commented that I wished I had my foam roller with me and Rozie pulled a little one foot roller out of her trunk. It felt so good to roll right after the run. I'm going to look into getting a small one to keep in my car with my mat.