Tuesday, July 14, 2009
"Dammit Jim, I'm a runner not a road map!"
I have lived in the town of Amherstburg for about 4.5 years. As I see it.... I have no real reason to memorize any street names. If I am unsure as to a location, I Google Map it. Easy peeszy!
I get stopped quite frequently to give directions. I usually have no idea where to send them. Today was a first. I was running along and a car pulled up beside me. For starters he scared the crap out of me. Next, he started to ask for directions and proceeded to drive in front of me cutting me and my entire lane off. A tad on the creepy side. I would have made a great victim as I was totally stunned and unprepared. Lucky for me, he just wanted directions...... Directions that I couldn't give.
On a lighter note..... Here are two valuable lessons.
1. Don't eat greasy bar food the night before a long run (like say a 24 miler). You may really struggle to keep the sphincter closed during the 5th mile. Yipes! (Note: Also applies to vegetable curry dishes.)
2. Be aware of your surroundings when you decide to belt out Fergie's rendition of Barracuda. The people you didn't see working in their yards don't necessarily enjoy the tone-deaf sounds blasting from your mouth. Be prepared to be laughed at.....
Have a happy day!