I finally was brave enough to go running today. After a two week hiatus due to being sick, I was so itching to get some exercise. My lungs are still pretty yucky, but I thought I’d give it a try anyway. It actually ended up going pretty well, but I had a pretty interesting experience during my run.
As I came into Portsmouth, I saw a bunch of Dominican men in army fatigues, who I guess were from the military. They quickly put up their hands and told me to stop running. I did, but had to get the three dogs with me to agree to stop as well. Then, two helicopters suddenly appeared and landed just a few yards away. A few minutes later, a bunch of young men and women dressed in bikinis and beach clothes got out of the helicopters, along with some crew members with videocameras. All the crew people were wearing “Survivor Dominica” t-shirts. I quickly realized what was going on. Apparently, they are filming the next season of Survivor here in Dominica. I find this pretty entertaining, actually.
According to the show, “sixteen average Americans are abandoned in the middle of some of the most unforgiving places on earth” to duke it out and be the remaining “survivor” on the island. I can’t help but laugh at thinking of Dominica as “one of the most unforgiving places on earth.” I mean, if you are really hungry and you don’t feel like catching fish or killing a wild cow, you could always just go to Subway. Anyway, I think I’ll try and find one of the episodes when it comes out. I’ve never seen the show before, but it would be funny to see how the producers make Dominica appear to be a scary place to “survive.” Maybe I’ll even see the shot of me with my three dogs in the background.