Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Runner On Her Toes!

This morning’s run was a first of a kind for me. It was a longer run done early in the morning on a weekday. I choose to do a neighborhood run from home around 6:30 am. I could have my coffee and a bite to eat and it would be light and off I could go!

I was surprised at the level of bustle already in my neck of the woods that early in the morning. Well, we are a growing city with over 1,000,000 folks now. It was a good thing this runner was bustling on her toes because the driving bustlers were not. I saw it all with this mornings drivers! Map reading, coffee drinking, banana peeling, makeup applying, phone chatting, even phone texting! I am lucky to have completed my run and made it home in one piece.

I learned a new lesson on my morning run! Road rules are different at 6:30 am then they are at 6:30 pm. A walk light does not mean it is safe to walk! A stop light does not mean stop! A yellow flashing pedestrian crossing does not mean, stop cars and let the lady cross! Pedestrians do not have the right to be in cross walks!

I have heard stories about drivers despising runners! Was that the reason for today’s happenings? If I were walking would it have been different? Was it because the bustling drivers were still half asleep? Or maybe they were more attentive to their morning in the car routines!


I felt like a cat with nine lives this morning! I like to think I live on the edge sometimes but this mornings events brought a whole new meaning to the term!

That’s my rant!


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for dropping by my blog. One thing i've learned over the years -- don't trust drivers! Especially in the mornings, because they don't expect runners to be out there in the rroads. Me, I just stick to the trails..

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