Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Running Errands: Lunchtime 5k

I hadn't planned to run at lunch today.  Hiro and I were going to go to the nOg Run last night, but I was tired from my run on Sunday and Hiro was wiped out from work we got a kitten this weekend, and  yesterday was his first day home alone, so we ended up staying home.  Tonight I have a meeting after work, so I knew that if I wanted to get in a run it was going to have to be at lunch.  Luckily, I had some work related Errands that I planned on doing after lunch any way, so I thought that it would be great to "run" my errands.  I ran the same 5k course to Hiro's work that I did for my last lunch run.  It is a really hilly course through some busy city streets.  But, this was just the perfect afternoon for a run: 72 degrees, blue sky, and a light breeze.  This was a great run, and just an awesome way to break up the workday.  One funny thing did happen during my run -- some of my co-workers had gone to lunch and were on there way back to the office when they saw me cross the street in front of their car.  After I was well past their car they laid on the horn, and I didn't recognize them, let's just say that I engaged in some non-verbal communication in response to their horn.  After I recognized who it was I felt like the gesture was even more warranted!  Just kidding!

I generally ignore horns and all things yelled from car windows while I run, but if someone lays on the horn or goes out of their way to be a nuisance, they may elicit an occasional response from me.

How about you?  How do you react to people blowing horns, yelling at you, or splashing you while you run?

Any funny stories?  Please share.


  1. It's hilarious that you flipped your coworkers the bird. Pure comedy!!

    I don't dare go out running on city streets for that very reason. With my luck I would probably flip off one of my church leaders or my kid's preschool teacher.

  2. It was pretty funny when I got back to work. Besides, it wasn't the first time I had flipped him off. ;)