Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Animal Behavior

We are animals. I didn't leave for my run until 8:30 this evening because I was buried in work, still buried, but I finally managed to get out for a bit. A beautiful cool night. The last two miles is mostly uphill back to my apartment in downtown. I came upon a runner who was walking, looking exhausted. Hearing me come up behind him, he looks back and takes off. Without thinking about it I shot out after him. Like a predatory animal I chased, mmm prey. When I passed him I said hello and we had the nicest conversation. As he started to fall back we exchanged names and bid each other a good night. Five blocks later I met up with his friend who was waiting for him. We had a quick laugh about him lagging behind. Chasing and socializing on a nice Wednesday night. Now I can get back to my work with renewed vigor.

I'm still working on my volunteer report, just super busy with work now. I came home to several projects ready to start. It was really slow and now it's really busy. All good things, I'm thankful to have work.

8 comments:

  1. How's the leg doing ?

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  2. Running is so primal, isn't it?...when I am doing speed work on the track, I have to make myself not catch the next runner...then the next runner....totally messing up the interval work.

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  3. Why is it they always want to run away like a big baby when someone comes from behind? :P

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  4. What's wrong with the leg?
    I ran 6 hilly miles this morning, and I am sore! Man, so much work to get back...

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  5. haha - I always end up racing randoms while out for an easy jog - keeps it entertaining. :)

    Is your leg all better?

    I keep finding clothes from the trip that smell like the camp fire. haha!

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  6. It's so great to get to talk to someone while running at night, even if briefly. I am so scared of the bogeyman...

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  7. Tony: Leg is doing awesome. I can't believe I hurt it pacing. Thanks for "pacing" me on the last loop:)

    Dave: Oh man, the track. I love those track workouts where we are working out with the other club. I've gotten to know some of the folks from the other tri-club and we cheer each other on.

    Marcy: I know I know, must be pride or they remember that they are slacking and need to push. I'm ok being someone else's motivation.

    Olga: Hurt the leg pacing, @#$&*!!. If you were here I would book you for a massage.

    Dusty: Yeah it is fun. I'd like to point out that the last time this happened I was the one who got dusted. I came behind someone on a light, he took off, I closed, he surged again, I closed, the he surged for good. Leaving me winded in an intersection. We will meet again, tall skinny runner with the crew cut. Somewhere sometime you will be recovering from a hard run or race and I will dust you:)

    Love my firewood smelling clothes.

    PJ: What up lady? Well the running here is so city like but still a good idea to have company especially with the women at night. It's the two legged talking animal that's dangerous here, especially the ones driving.

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  8. Oh, does this sound familiar. I've been doing exclusively low heart rate running for the past few weeks and it's so hard to not take off after someone when I see them. I just keep telling myself that I can do that in January. Hope the legs is getting better. Just seems like last week when I was hanging out at your place and in your hood. Such an awesome location!

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