A funny thing happened this morning on my run. I had met my friend, Susan at about 5:40 and we ran six and a half miles, mostly in the dark. When we parted ways, the sun was just coming up and I had about a half mile left before I got home. I love this time of morning when it isn’t still dark, but it’s not yet light, either…things appear shadow-like.
As I made my way home, I noticed the “school traffic” was already picking up and I had to run a little off the road (there is no shoulder). A school bus was stopping just ahead, and about 10 kids were waiting to get on, so I slowed down my pace until I had to totally stop to wait for the last of the children to file on, so that the bus could get around me. That’s when I realized the bus driver waving at me and motioning me to come over. Puzzled, I walked to the doorway and peered up at what seemed to be (from down on the ground) a rather looming figure behind the wheel of the bus. She yelled, “Goodness child, hurry up and get on!” I was a little stunned I think, because all I could think to say was, “Oh, I’m just walking”. I guess she realized her mistake, because she just shut the bus doors and was off, leaving me watching the bus as it drove away. I looked at some of the parents who had been waiting with their children, and we all laughed! After a second or two, I slowly resumed my run, still chuckling to myself… I mean, it’s one thing to be called younger, but elementary school-age?! That’s when I decided to not to run the rest of the way home…I skipped!
Do you have anything funny that has happened to you while running or working out? Share it!