November 11, 2009 on 11:55 am | In Random Musings | 1 Comment
I have been doing triathlons for quite some time now and over the last several months I have had some of the most bizarre things said/asked of me while running. Here they are:
1) Wildflower 2009: I am running with a few guys just out of T2 and we are running the opposite direction of the folks finishing up the mountain bike triathlon. I go running by a lady in her 50’s who is finishing up her run and she says “Thank You”. I must have looked a bit surprised and she continued with “Thank you for having such nice tight a$$es”.
2) Training Run: About a month ago I was out for a training run and I came across a lady on her road bike on the side of the road. I stopped and asked her if she needed some help and she says “well, see there is this bunny” – sure enough in the gutter is a bunny rabbit that had just been hit by a car. It was still alive but was badly hurt. The lady says “I was hoping to move it out of the gutter, do you have a shovel on you?”. A shovel? Sorry, forgot my shovel today. Needless to say she had a plastic bag and I moved the bunny out of the gutter for her.
3) Vineman 2007: I was just leaving T2 and had to hit the Port O Potty. This event has 2000+ people and they had three Port O Potty’s in T2. Two of them were in use so I went for the one in the middle that had the “green for go” flag up. When I opened the door there was a man in there (a volunteer that wasn’t racing). I hopped right in and did my thing while he was doing his – he says “wow, I didn’t think I would ever share a Port O Potty with another man.” Sorry, kind of in the middle of my race.