Monday, September 16, 2013


  I have been running every weekend with a running club, preparing for the 9th annual Urban Cow Race in October. We have been running along Elk Grove's Franklin Creek trail. This is a lovely trail, however, it would be even lovelier if people would clean up after themselves and their pets.


 I don't care if you have a Great Dane or a Chihuahua, POOP is WASTE, GARBAGE, DISGUSTING SWILL!  PICK IT UP & TAKE IT WITH YOU!! Poo in any size or form, fresh or fossilized is not a pretty sight. Who likes to see it, much less step in it and wearing it on our shoes. Not to mention that it is an environmental hazard. Bacteria, worms, and other parasites thrive in waste and eventually its washing away into the water supply.  If you can't have the decency to pick it up, then put a diaper on you dog!! Which, by the way, comes in several attractive styles and sizes! There is also the other option of leaving your dog at home to poop in your own yard!! What a novel idea!!

 RANT 2:

PICK UP YOUR OWN TRASH AND TAKE IT WITH YOU! Coffee cups, water bottles, snack bags, Kleenex, goo wrappers, etc are rubbish and need to be disposed of in a garbage can. So put that energy gel wrapper back in your pocket, hang on to it and dump it. If you don't have any pockets, pop it in your pants. . . that will remind you to take a small litter bag with you next time. 

Rant 3:
If you're running or walking with a group, try not to run more than two abreast, so others can pass you. This is especially important at the beginning of a race. If you are a walker, stay to the back of the pack, instead of starting with the runners, and preventing them from passing by a walking road block.

OK,I am done with my rants and raves. I don't think I am unreasonable! Just a little common sense and respect for others is all I ask!  

 Our community has put in a lot effort for us to have 
many lovely trails to enjoy.  
 Help keep it that way for all of us!!!