I had a nice run downtown today. I have been very consistent with my lunch runs - I don't think I have missed a Monday - Friday run in 6 weeks or so. Prior to the Halloween floods I had been running at the park and swimming (bathing) in the river after each run. The water is very refreshing being that it is at a constant 68 - 70 degrees. It is also crystal clear and 'cleansing'. However, since the floods the parks have been closed. The downtown area is a short walk from work and I have created a bit of a lunch bunch of runners. There is an established 5k route. the company is appreciated.
Today I had a brisk run downtown. It was a good run. I often run without my glasses - I am pretty near sighted so I can see everything close - it is just with distance that things get blurry (this has served me well at various locker rooms in the past- there is nothing I want to see - I think Jim can attest to that - if you are bringing a step stool then I am heading the other direction).
It was a good run. Although the temperatures have turned cooler I has pretty damp. I was wearing my short shorts and thought about taking the shirt off - but I am not Charles - I have shame.
As I was walking down the sidewalk near campus there was a sporty convertible. I am oblivious to most things but I do notice some cars (and some drivers). So, there was this sporty convertible with these two sporty co-eds.
As I walked by, the passenger literally leaned out of the car and looked straight at me. This caught my attention. She yelled with a smile, "You got any free samples?"
I thought about the short shorts and the damp shirt. I'm sure I got a smile on my face but I really was taken aback. It has been awhile since I have been ogled and cat called. And then, ... The jimmy johns guy pedaled past me on his bike. All dreams were dashed. Those damned delivery guys and those hungry, hungry girls.
I'll be back tomorrow, and the next day - just to make sure...