Saturday, August 21, 2010

JF-1 Old Guy-0

This morning, while my bike was still in the shop (getting re-cabled, tuned and cleaned for Branson) I went out for a run. The foot has been feeling better and I think my problem stemmed from wearing older shoes to work that I normally do not wear. So those shoes are outta here!

Anyways, on my run this morning, I was heading through the neighborhood, no ipod (headphone probs, but that is another story) and I was minding my own business, just running. Well this old guy is in hi driveway picking up his paper and he looks over at me, claps his hands and yells "I am proud for you!" I have no idea what that meant.

I thought how cool it was and nice of him to yell something supportive instead of the crap most people yell while running or biking. So Thank you old man!

Then I made the turn on to the next street.

As I ran up on the next house, there were two old men in the driveway talking. One had a waterhose and the other was wearing gardening gloves. As I go by the driveway one of the old guys yells out:

Old guy: I always wonder what kind of a-hole was in that good of shape!

Me: You don't have to be in shape to be an A-hole!

He just smiled at me. Point JF

Score one for runners!


  1. Nice work!

    I actually just had two guys stop in their driveway as I ran by and yelled "Pick up the pace man!" They were holding a 6-pack and I said that if they gave me a beer, I'd pick it up. They laughed (and didn't share), but the friendliness gave me a bit of a pickup.

  2. Funny story! There is a crazy old lady that lives down one street I run on and she always comes to side of the road and claps for me. It always helps!

  3. Woo hoo! Score for the runners:) This was a great story....I would of loved to have seen your face! I bet you were about ready to bust out laughing! Take care and have a nice week!

  4. ZING!!!

    nice :)

    don't you love putting on new shoes. They feel all bouncy!

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  6. Dang, I've never had anyone clap for me on just some regular run! On the other hand, I passed an old man on the trails the other day and he said, "That's no fair! I'm older and running farther."

    I really wish I been on one of 15 milers that day. But I was only running six, so its likely that he WAS running farther. I had no comeback. I just laughed. :)


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