Thursday, May 11, 2006

Annoying Gnats!


How do you avoid
Swarms of gnats
While running or biking in the park?
Those pesky little flies are here to stay
and get in our hair, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth
to frustrate us while out in the park.
Do I have to go back on the trainer and treadmill
to avoid the annoying gnats?
No, I'll keep my dew rag on, glasses on, finger in ear, plug my nose, and keep my mouth shut.

13 comments:

Deb said...

Bummer with the bugs! I really enjoyed your last post and give it (and you!) a big 'Amen'!Keep her rollin!

TriSaraTops said...

Yes, I was just thinking it's almost mayfly season....or the "midgies" too...the one thing I don't love about living right on Lake Erie! Makes for some interesting runs. :) Protein, I guess....hee hee

Hilda said...

Not every day but during sping it happens that here too, just hope they don't go in to my nose!

qcmier said...

I swallowed a few last night while doing sprints. Ugh. Bug spray doesn't help either. Those buggers must really want to suck my blood.

DaisyDuc said...

With the start of biking this year, I have started to have issues with getting bugs in my mouth! So annoying!

rightonq said...

Glad I don't have to worry about bugs. Lot of other things, but bugs is not really one of them. Surprising given that GA is so humid.

rightonq said...

I'm sorry, but can I ask an unrelated question? I'm just starting this blogging thing and I'd love to add stuff on the right "bar" about my training and races as you have. Are you going into the template and changing the HTML yourself or is there an easier way? Sorry to go off topic.

JeffM said...

I grew up in the midwest and remember the bugs. Out here in Oregon, it's the rain, but no bugs.
Love the quote in your last post- and the book- got that from the library one time- great book!

Cliff said...

I dislike those buggers..must wear shades allt he time. Not only to protect the sunray but also protect the buggers flying into my eye.

Lora said...

Yuck....I was spitting while I read this!

Kewl Nitrox said...

Thankfully I sweat so much and smell so bad that the bugs don't like to bother me much. :)

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nakita said...

Here is a wonderful idea that works! While running use a dryer sheet rolled around your collar or just inside your clothing around your neck. The little buggers hate it and it protects against masquitos as well. If you don't like that you can use absorbing jr. as a repellant, it works if you don't mind the smell. Happy running.