I've got the power!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
In my top ten of Annoying Things to a Runner, men making 'funny' remarks, and dogs, feature prominently. But a well deserved third place is reserved for big groups of cyclists. They look like a swarm of evil insects, as they race towards me.

And there must have been some sort of race today, because I ran into several swarms! Dressed in speedy looking helmets, and fluorescent shirts sporting as many company logos as possible, they made the bike path I was running along decidedly scary.

But then I saw something: the cyclist in the front made a gesture with his right hand, and this gesture was passed along! And when it reached the back of the swarm, they swarmed to the side, kindly offering me space!

I felt drunk with power! As a mom I often feel helpless, but as a runner I have the power to move whole groups of cyclists!

1 comment

  1. I chuckle that you are complaining about cyclists on the bike path!!