Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Now on to some randomness. As I sit here, semi - enjoying my protein shake (I'm out of banans and thats what makes them just right) I'm thinking about the big questions in life. What am I going to teach my kids today? How can I serve someone today? What I am going to make for dinner tonight? and Why don't all runners wave? Are you a waver? Do you acknowledge your fellow runner while out on the road? During my run this morning, at my super fast pace ; ), Usain Bolt passes me. I tried to holler at him that the high school track was back at the last stop sign so he could finish up his sprints there. But really he was already out of ear shot. My route is out and back, so he passes me on the out and then again on the back. Really? I say, 'Good Morning' with a wave and I can't even get eye contact? He didn't even have ear phones so I know he heard me. I don't know why I take this is so personally but come on. The non-runners/walkers are always very kind. They would stop and have a conversation. Moms with jogger strollers take their hand off and give a quick wave. Even cyclers occasionally give the head nod and they're going at least 10 to 15 miles per hour. I just don't understand the non-greeter. Am I wrong, am I taking it too personally? I don't think so. I feel there is an undeclared bond between runners and we're happy when we see others putting in the hard work and enjoying our sport. What do you think?
btw - My 'speaking engagement' went great last night! I met a lot of great ladies and had fun discussing running and nutrition with them. They are beginning a 30 day health/fitness challenge and I encouraged them to sign up for a 5K at the end of August or early September. I hope they take the challenge, I know it would be a great experience! Go ladies!