>General Running>Weirdest thing you've ever seen on the ground during a run..?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
...And I do.
OK, I don't wear my glasses when I run so I can't always distinguish what it is I see during my predawn outings. On one occasion about a month ago, I was running along the urban greenways trail. I could see a rather large object ahead that resembled a collapsed tent lying on the ground about 10 feet away from the paved trail. I didn't think anything of it, since I see weird stuff along there all the time (golf clubs, a beer keg, a sword, pajamas, etc.). But the closer I got, the more worried I became - I could swear the tent was moving! And moaning! I knew this couldn't be good, but I kept running toward it ( I'm real bright, huh?). Once I was close enough, I realized I was watching an overly amourous couple, um, 'coupling' between two blankets . The rather vocal and most definitely nude lady saw me and let out a scream. Her oblivious partner thought his actions were the reason for her screams, so he was making comments of his own declaring his sexual prowess.
Here's where it gets good. I tried to just keep running past them like I didn't care, but the fellow saw me, screamed a more ladylike scream than his partner did, wrapped himself in the top blanket as he ran away through the trees, leaving the rather vocal and most definitely nude lady lying alone and staring at me.
I wasn't sure what to do, so I simply said "Good morning," as I passed her.
"Good morning," she replied, as though nothing was amiss.
2010 Races: Snicker's Marathon(2:58:38), Scenic City Trail Marathon(3:26:36), Laurel Highlands Ultra 77(19:13:44), Ironman Louisville(13:07:07) 2011 Races: Mount Cheaha 50k 5:22:47, Tobacco Road Marathon, Mohican 100 Miler
Like the OP I too saw a big black dildo one time.
Maggie & Molly
Not so much weird as more tranquil whenever I see a few dolphins frolicking in the bay !
"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop."Wisdom of Confucius
Think Whirled Peas
(WTF, I drive a tiny front-wheel-drive car and don't get stuck, but a tricked out police SUV
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.