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Can I Hug You? (Read 1094 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?


    12 Monkeys

      You can hug me. But keep your banana.


      Princess Cancer Pants

        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

        '17 Goals:

        • Chemo

        • Chemo-Radiation

        • Surgery

        • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

         

        She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

        ~ Unknown


        One day at a time

          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..

             

             

             

             


            Princess Cancer Pants

              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.

              '17 Goals:

              • Chemo

              • Chemo-Radiation

              • Surgery

              • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

               

              She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

              ~ Unknown

                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...


                Princess Cancer Pants

                  Evil grin

                  '17 Goals:

                  • Chemo

                  • Chemo-Radiation

                  • Surgery

                  • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

                   

                  She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

                  ~ Unknown

                  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


                      Princess Cancer Pants

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

                        '17 Goals:

                        • Chemo

                        • Chemo-Radiation

                        • Surgery

                        • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

                         

                        She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

                        ~ Unknown

                          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.

                             


                            Princess Cancer Pants

                              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.

                              '17 Goals:

                              • Chemo

                              • Chemo-Radiation

                              • Surgery

                              • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018

                               

                              She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

                              ~ Unknown

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