It’s not just me!

By , October 21, 2017 12:35 pm

Last weekend I was driving on the two-lane highway I live off of AND I SAW ANOTHER RUNNER.


I am not the only fool who runs on that road?! It’s not just me?!

I was so excited. I wanted to pull over and run over to them and say “I run on this road too! Isn’t the shoulder horrible?! What’s your name? Where do you live?”

Ha. I obviously didn’t do that, since that would be freaky and weird. And I am not that crazy.

But! Today when I was running, I saw this person again, also on foot! I stopped and said hello, asked where she lives (close to me), and she mentioned what she was training for, with her sister (who also lives close to me). Then we said goodbye.

And immediately I thought “I should have asked her name!” “I should have asked if she ever wants company on her runs!” “I missed my opportunity!”

And then I kept running and thinking about it… I used to run with people a lot more than I do now. I had standing running dates a couple of times a week. I got out of bed early for run dates. I was a morning runner.

I get more sleep now. I run whenever I feel like it. And I don’t run as hard as I do with another person, that’s for damn sure.

I was still thinking about it when we passed each other a second time (!!!). I could ask her name now, I thought. Ask if she’s ever looking for company…

She passed and said “See ya next time!” And I responded with an enthusiastic “yeah!”

So… yeah. Maybe next time.

But it does feel good to know I am not the only crazy running on these roads.

6 Responses to “It’s not just me!”

  1. Mica says:

    I guess it hadn’t occurred to me that you were posting less about runs with other people. Do you miss it? I guess having a standing date with a nearby runner would be a nice way to break up the monotony of solo runs every once in awhile! I wonder why you haven’t seen her before now; you’ve been in that house for over a year.

    • kilax says:

      I don’t think I miss it, but then I actually spend time with other people and realize I am completely isolating myself and I do need it – despite not feeling like I miss it (if that make sense)!

      She made a comment “I don’t know what I’m doing” which made me think maybe running is her sister’s thing and it’s new to her – so maybe that’s why I haven’t seen her? And maybe her sister runs inside – I am surprised I haven’t seen her, because she lives even closer!

  2. Joanna says:

    I run with people 3x a week. Its nice to have it, gets me out the door. Technically I run with “someone” a lot because I run with the kids on the other days as well. So I am really not alone much at all. Except when i really try to go by myself, but then my daughter always wants to go. So its nice to have the company but also nice to be alone. So i guess what I am trying to say is maybe see if she wants to run with you. Once in a while would be nice!

    • kilax says:

      That is great that you have run buddies and the kids to run with!!! I really need the alone time, but do agree that once in a while would be nice!

  3. Shelley B says:

    EEEEK, it’s fun to connect with another runner…maybe you will have a new running buddy soon!!

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