I thought we'd covered all of the recent unusual bear intrusions, but apparently I was wrong.  Thank goodness this one kept going on its path as the runners did the same!

Donald Sanborn via Facebook

Then again, maybe it was Man who was intruding.  I suppose it depends on who you ask.  It DID happen in Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, which seems like a place where a bear should be able to do his thing unobstructed.

Much like you or I would do if we were a bear, this one waited patiently on the side of the road for a gap to open up among all the runners, before sprinting to the other side.

When I run, surroundings are everything.  There have been times I felt I couldn't finish a 5K because where I was was kind of lame.  This would've helped me because a) excitement and entertainment multiply the distance and time I can run, and b) something about seeing a bear would probably make me run faster.

This, after these all came about within the past month:

And, just in case: