As an interesting side note to this, the road I run on has undergone a transformation. A few weeks ago, they took away the road's surface and paved it with small rocks instead. I have no idea why they did this instead of repaving it. And it was really annoying because I couldn't use that road to run on for awhile. Now, the rocks on the road also happen to correspond with the sale of what used to be a golf course on the one side of the road. It's now just park land and is no longer carefully mowed. The grass and other vegetation has grown up significantly.
I mention this because apparently, now that the golf course is wilderness again and the road is less road-like, animals feel more okay with trying to go across. However, just as many cars are still traveling down this road. Because of this, I have now dubbed this road The Road of Death. So far, I've seen two frogs, three snakes, a couple squirrels, and many fuzzy caterpillars that have met their end on this road. It's very morbid. I actually saw a live snake slithering across the other day and I totally cheered him on. I did the same with the caterpillars I saw today.
Anyway, just wanted to do a running update! Hopefully, I can get used to this 3 mile thing, because it's truly painful at the moment.