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

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.


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!


Heather said...

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


Unknown said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Slabs said...

As Heather mentioned, chuckled as you as a runner on a bike path complained a bit but kudos to them for giving them space.
Thanks so much for participating and sharing at SSPS 294. See you again next week!

csuhpat1 said...

Cyclists are a big problem sometimes.

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