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Can I Hug You? (Read 1087 times)

    I oftentimes finish races only to find no one waiting for me at the end. I do have a husband and a 3-year old son, but since most races start early and I have to leave my house by 5:30 a.m., I let them sleep in and go it alone. Besides, I can't drag them to every race - especially not the endless series of 5K's. I am sure I'm not the only one competing alone with no visible cheering section. (I say no "visible" cheering section because, believe me, I am launching fireworks in my mind in honor of my accomplishment throughout the entire race!) In the end, though, I am frequently alone with no one to hug. I just trudge over and get my banana, take a sip of water, decide not to eat the banana, ponder why I'm not eating the banana, snicker at the people already wearing the t-shirt of the race we just finished (kinda like wearing the t-shirt of a band to said band's performance), and head home. Wait! I want a Snickers! That is why I don't eat the banana. I digress...no one to hug.... Sometimes the desire to hug someone is overwhelming, but I hold back assuming that a sweaty stranger does not want to hug another sweaty stranger. Would you find it freaky if a sweaty stranger hugged you? Could I hug you? What if I gave you my banana?


    A Dance with Monkeys

      You can hug me. But keep your banana.


      Needs more cowbell!

        I have hugged some strangers at the finish--even when my familial cheering section is in attendance. Usually it's someone I have run much of the race with...sometimes people who keep me challenged at the finish, other times people I ran with early in a race and then lost. It's a treat to find them again at the finish. If you hugged me I would not think it odd. Mostly. Wink

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          In my HM, my running partner and I played leap frog with a woman the ENTIRE way (we were run/walking, and she ran the entire way), and we both gave her a big hug at the end. She didn't have a banana, though.
            That's all well and good for you ladies ,but if I came up and hugged you, you would think it kind of strange.Especially if I had a banana..

             

             

             


            Needs more cowbell!

              That's all well and good for you ladies ,but if I came up and hugged you, you would think it kind of strange.Especially if I had a banana..
              Only because I don't really like bananas. But if you had a beer brat that would be different altogether.

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                Only because I don't really like bananas. But if you had a beer brat that would be different altogether.
                You would need to put the brat in a bun, though. You wouldn't want to get any diseases...


                Needs more cowbell!

                  Evil grin

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                  xor


                    You would need to put the brat in a bun
                    Hey Brat, what say you?

                     

                      it would depend on who's bun we're talking about here. Evil grin Tongue


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        Ooh...it's getting hot in here. Wait, that's just the steamed buns.

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                          Ooh...it's getting hot in here. Wait, that's just the steamed buns.
                          "Buns" plural? You mean there is more than one? Is there more than 1 brat or are we just taking extra precautions? Double-bagging, so to speak. Blush
                          xor


                            There's only one Brat. Besides, I wouldn't want to cross swords. I learned something similar from Ghostbusters.

                             


                            Needs more cowbell!

                              There's only one Brat. Besides, I wouldn't want to cross swords. I learned something similar from Ghostbusters.
                              Bwahahaha! Sometimes a brat is good wrapped in a tortilla...adds a little variety. Not sure it's as "safe," though.

                              I shoot pretty things! ~

                              '14 Goals:

                              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                                I'm just gonna back out of here real slowly... Blush

                                HF #8206

                                 

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