Comments: Attitudes in All Walks of Life

What is it with people?

This is high school crap. I hate that and can't deal with those types of people. It happens everywhere too. UGH!

Posted by Teresa at May 13, 2009 10:34 PM

Haha! Go Bou - do the ass slap!

Posted by Rachel at May 14, 2009 02:48 AM

When I was participating in the 15K Gate River Run. this little person jogged passed me and on the back of her shirt it said, "If you can read this you've been passed by an 9 year old." You need to get one that says, "You've just been passed by a walker."

Posted by sticks at May 14, 2009 05:22 AM

Go Bou!

I am constantly battling with not comparing myself to others. But, I dare say, even I would pass your runners by.

I'm hoping she'll become educated and brought down to earth soon. Training with TNT was very humbling and enlightening for me.

I can't wait to do Disney again with them, hopefully as a mentor. I've let them know I want to do it.

Posted by wRitErsbLock at May 14, 2009 07:08 AM

As you get older and the joints are less forgiving, you'll probably find that a "shuffle" (short steps that hardly qualify as running, but on ball of the foot, which doesn't qualify as a walk) is the best stride.

Posted by Bob at May 14, 2009 07:25 AM

When I did the 5k Race for the Cure years ago this ass wipe behind me with a stroller kept pushing the stroller into my legs. He felt since I wasn't going as fast as he was I should move out of the way.

It wasn't crowded at all, he came from behind, he could have just moved a little right or left but instead choose to hit me with his stroller and make me move.

I wouldn't, he kept hitting me.

His child learned a new word that day.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 14, 2009 08:06 AM

QW: People do that to me in the grocery all the time. I'm 6-foot-4 and am apparently invisible. Either that, or the dolts think running their grocery carts into me will somehow get the clerk to check out my groceries quicker. I often react by moving back a foot or two, and into them, "Oops, I didn't realize you were so close."

Posted by George at May 14, 2009 08:35 AM

Bou: Have you ever read the Runner's World column by John Bingham called the "Penguin Chronicles"? Always is my first read when I open the magazine, because I am a penguin. Our family once brought up the absolute tail end of a fun run in Vancouver (they were picking up the traffic cones behind us!).

Posted by PeggyU at May 14, 2009 11:20 AM

Better to walk and run, and put a good effort into both, than some kind of fake jog/run. And I mean no offense to those who may find it necessary - that's a whole other thing. No, I'm talking about seemingly young healthy people who manage a gait that is seemingly anatomically impossible. Most of them are dressed nicely, though.

Posted by wyatt salt at May 14, 2009 08:15 PM