This is a story about the type of people I see on my runs - I run around a beautiful lake and it's always one day on , one day off. Inevitably there are others out who are doing the same and I am starting to now recognise runners and dog walkers (btw I'm w4r2).
There is always one particular female runner who is out the same time as I'm shuffling - she wears a distinctive neon pink track suit and I can see her pounding around the lake. Today she was running towards me and I smiled at her as if to say "hi". Well! The look she gave me was as if someone had forgotten their doggy litter bag and she had stepped in it. Charming! I was Sooo angry at least I managed to forget the time and before I knew it my last 5 mins were up. Yay!
I stopped in the lakeside cafe for some water & an elderly lady was sitting on her own so I sat on next table and she said hello. She said to me that she walks her dog every other day and she has noticed me running more an more each week.(hard not to miss the giant tomatoe face!!!) and she said she looks out for me now as I will always smile and say morning. She said that her husband passed away 5 months ago and they always used to walk the dog (Tess) around the lake. She said how much she misses him but seeing people around the lake always cheers her up. I did say aboutThe Neon Runner & she said not to worry about her she's stick up her own a@@e!! How wonderful and what a lovely lady.
Not only has running given me a new high but I'm also meeting new people (some a lot nicer than others). I suspect that my runs will now finish off with a trip to the cafe to see Jeanie and Tess. Not your usual running story I know but just wondered if anyone has similar experiences?