Friday, August 19, 2011

Do the Dewey

So, I've been running from work into Dewey to do 6/7 mile runs. Very interesting territory, pretty unlike running the trail, or anywhere else for that matter. It's fun to hear the little bits of conversation from people as I run past them, and to just notice the people and what they're doing.

One snippet heard from a girl on a bike, said in that annoying, cloying valley-girl voice - "last time I was here, I got soooooo wasted."

Two guys walking, one carrying a case of beer, the other with an unopened wine bottle in each hand. Just trudging along, heads down, like they were reluctantly headed to another night of heavy partying.

Another guy walking along looking the same way, but carring an opened, half-drunk, 2 litre bottle of coke in his hand, holding it by the neck and looking as if he were still recovering from the night before.

And let's do a little lesson on common sense and basic courtesy, shall we? Runners typically don't like to run on the sidewalks because of several reasons: the concrete is actually worse for you than the asphalt, there are other people walking or standing on the sidewalk, there are curbs that are dangerous when you're running. HOWEVER, sometimes if there is no shoulder, we may have to get up on the sidewalk. This means....if you are walking two by two or four by four or more, you may want to dig down deep into your selfish little soul and maybe drop back a little to single file? For just a second? Especially if the runner coming toward you is teetering on the edge of the curb, trying to stay out of traffic and trying not to break an ankle by falling off the curb so your fat drunk ass can take up the whole sidewalk? Hmm? It's amazing how often this happens, and people look at the runner like....YOU MOVE!

 Okay, I'm done.

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