Running in a small town…
Following are a list of my rants, compliments and experiences of running in a small town.
Most of the roads in my area to run on do not have sidewalks or shoulders, it is one lane each way and usually edged by fairly tall grass (littered with empty liquor bottles) on the side of the road.
Typically I run with headphones but they are on so low that I can hear everything going on around me including snide comments from pedestrians on the road. I always run facing traffic and get as far to the edge of the road as humanly possible, I have even had to jump into the woods on several occasions when the idiots are out…which is essentially everyday.
|That's right old lady...come a little closer!|
|Me leaping when you beep your horn....|
but with cars to run me over.
4. People tend to notice you out running. I often get called out on sightings….heard were you running at ________. Word has it that you were cranking out miles yesterday with _____. Keep the sightings up, it makes me feel like I am the mysterious running chick,sort of the female version of Caballo Blanco or Micah True for those of you familiar.
|A rare sighting of the Mysterious Trail Runner|
|Keep texting and driving; go ahead, run me down I will keep trying |
to catch up and land my snot rocket.
What have you noticed while running?
Are you a honker?
Is spitting on someone's car rude when they are about to rudely mow you down?