I do love a good enraged onlooker!: So, the... - Couch to 5K

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I do love a good enraged onlooker!

Jundal
JundalGraduate
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So, the first run for a week, and the last one before that was another week ago, so the weight is going up, my condition going down. However, I managed to drag myself off the couch and onto the mean streets to observe autumn at first hand. After this observation, I have one question. WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME LEAVES LOOK SO TREACHEROUS?!? πŸ˜‚ And as someone not keen on playing the dog sh*t lottery, it makes a run more of a hop skip and jump for a few kilometres! But I digress...

I managed to grind out around twenty minutes of running when I came to our local priory, a picturesque ruin that looks lovely in any weather. Only to see people obviously trying for the 'timea family photo opportunity' as some do. I kept up my pace (not too quick, not too slow, just right) and as I rounded the rear of the group, one of the women turned and started to gesticulate at me. Obviously I couldn't hear her over the sound of Duran Duran, but it seemed important as she repeated it at least twice. Whilst waving her arms. (Maybe she was trying to take off? Who knows?) But as a good runner, I ignored her, chuckling inwardly at the idiocy of people thinking they have exclusive access to a public place because they want a selfie.

But despite that, I had a nice 4k of running or so. And she did make me chuckle.

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Hahahaha! Love this!

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

πŸ˜† this is made me laugh! I hope all your posts are this funny!

How dare you get in the way of stationary people!!! πŸ˜† the leaves are like running on soggy cornflakes aren’t they!!! With any sort of hidden surprises underneath them!

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

Therein lies the problem: you don't know what underneath them! If they're on wet stone, oooh, torn cruciate ligament anyone? Groin strain, broken ankle? And if it's a lottery... Don't get me wrong, I have dogs. They also poop in the woods. But here's the thing: where I take them is mainly populated by mountain bikers and hikers and as it decomposes in around a week or so, I kick it under a bush. (As opposed to bagging it and sending it to landfill, then it takes around d a thousand years) but do I leave (no pun intended) it on a path with fallen foliage? No. No I do not.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Maybe she just wanted to let you know about the escaped lion in the nearby woodland ?!

Jundal
JundalGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

I actually thought she was saying "I have a dog! It's sh*t everywhere! And it's CAMOUFLAGED!"

But I could be wrong.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Jundal

That is also possible, I suppose !!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Good run and hilarious stuff

Love it !

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Laughed out loud at that. Fab stuff.

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