I've got the power! I am runner, hear me roar!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

In my top ten of Things that annoy me when I go for a run, 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.

Swarms of cyclists


And there must have been some sort of race today, because I ran into several swarms of cyclists! 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.

Gesture


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've got the power!


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!

I am runner hear me roar!

3 comments

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

    :)

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  2. Good for you! I went running for 12 years, but now the knees say no.

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  3. I do love this post. Good that the pesky cyclists came shining through.
    We will give this a feature next Blogger's Pit Stop
    Kathleen

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