I don't usually post two days in a row but I had to share this story! I am still laughing about it. Last night I went to the local grocery story wearing what I normally wear - running clothes. (I run, shower, and put clean ones back on!! Favorite clothes to wear!) When I was in the checkout line the man behind me started up this conversation:
Man: You a runner?
Me: Uuuuh, yep! (was the stocking cap and tights a dead give-away?)
Man: I can tell. You have that muscle in the back of your leg.
Me: Oh. (ummmmm, ok?)
Man: I used to be a runner in Ethiopia. You know Ethiopian runners?
Me: Oh yeah? Cool!
Me: What was your event?
Man: A very fast 1500.
Me: Do you still run?
Man: (as he pats his large belly) Not any more.
(very uncomfortable pause)
Man: I would like to. I need a very good coach. (and then he winked at me!!)
(very, VERY uncomfortable pause)
Me: (stammering) Well, uh, there is a group that meets uh every Saturday at the Y. You could uh run with them.
Man: No, I wish to have just one coach. (another wink)
Me: Well, I hope that you find one!
Then I started to push my cart away.
Man: Excuse me, you forgot your groceries.
Man: Thank you for your visit.
I walked out of the store quietly giggling to myself- seriously! I don't know if it was because I was so easily flustered by being "hit on" or that he recognized me as a runner because I LOOKED LIKE A RUNNER!!!!!!
I find that when I am wearing running clothes in public places I am often approached by people wanting to tell their stories or ask advice about running. I think that is pretty cool and I love to talk running!!