Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The True Chronicles of a Bad Luck Runner

I am not entirely sure, but I am beginning to think it's me. I promise that I have not made up any of the ridiculous stories contained in this blog, and for those who have read several or all of my posts, I wouldn't blame those who have wondered if the stories are true. The universe may be trying to tell me not to run...or in retrospect, it may just be telling me to run faster. Those who have read older posts also know that I am admittedly an ugly runner. I know that I look like crap, and based off my encounters last week, I apparently also look as if I am either on my first run ever or as if I am in extreme pain based on the looks people give me.

Now, I am not sure any of that warrants being chased by the same wiener dog every week, being trailed by six dogs at once, getting chased by a schizophrenic woman, or any of the other crazy things I have endured while running. I have decided that it's just me. Keeping in mind that I obviously look severely pained, I tried today to not look so pitiful when I encountered people. I semi-waved at passing cars and everything. At one point, there was a small boy who was playing in his yard near the street. I was on the opposite side of the street, but we had already made eye contact, so I mustered up a smile and a small wave at the boy. As I passed him I heard and sort of felt a rock hit behind me, so I turned to see what happened, and the kid was clearly guilty. He threw a rock at me!! What? Kid! Did you seriously throw a freaking rock at me? What did I do to you?! I didn't say any of that to him, but when I glanced up at him and saw that he had clearly just thrown a rock at me, he yelled out, "Stupid girl!" Really? What did I do to him? I just can't catch a break. Even first graders are trying to get me to quit running...or like I realized earlier....maybe just to run faster.


  1. I LOVE reading your blog!! It makes me smile.

    1. Thanks so much, Laura! I am glad that at least one person is enjoying my blog. It is worth it then!