…of a running pedestrian who also happens to drive a car.
This is going to be hard. And I mean, like, really REALLY hard. Harder than getting busted trying to sneak out in high school…
Harder than calculus.
Harder than running 20 miles…
Harder than concrete…
Ok, here it goes…
I almost plowed over a pedestrian today.
Oh, I’m sorry. Can’t really read that? Let me make it clearer for you:
I ALMOST PLOWED
OVER A PEDESTRIAN
Are you happy now? I am not a super human driver. I guess I do make mistakes. I know, it busted my bubble too…you’ll be O.K. BUT, your honor, in my defense the dude was wearing ACU’s (Army Combat Uniform) designed to blend in with urban settings. Um, yes…they succeeded in their design. The guy was crossing the street in a shady area wearing freaking camouflage designed to make him disappear into the pavement. For crying out LOUD. And he was in the middle of the intersection when the light went from green to yellow then quickly to red. I was trying to beat the yellow light and I would have had I not had to stop abruptly. Unlike me though, this guy did not make eye contact and inflict a huge amount of guilt upon me. Nope. He stopped, turned around and went right back to the side of the street he came from. What in the world? He was way past the the middle of the street. It was closer to the other side. Oh well. He did not get smashed today, at least by me. So if you wear ACU’s here is my advice, unsolicited I know, but still…When crossing the street while wearing camouflaged designed to HIDE you in pavement wave your hands real big above your head like a banshee back and forth so that everyone can see you.
Well, prior to my near mishap I was on post today with RED to sign up for the JBLM Half Marathon on Sep 18. This happens to be the weekend of my upcoming 20 miler. Oh the 20 miler of Marathon Training!! We decided that we would register for the half and show up a bit early to run 7 miles before the race then line up at the start for 13.1 more. Great idea huh?! I think so! It will be a good way to have a supported 20 mile run. Now I don’t want to go out and race it but it would be nice to test myself a little bit and see how I feel at that point of the training. Anyone else think this is a good idea? Terrible idea? Crazy idea? Don’t worry, I’ll still do it! =)
And lastly, I need some new music for my iPod….what are some of your favorites that make you run fast and keep your mind occupied?