Don’t Call Me An Old Lady

Yesterday, I finally got to go on our local trail to do my run. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I have stopped running with my iPod. To make a long story short, I was about 1.5 miles into my run and I heard some bicycles coming up behind me (still a distance behind). I began getting off the trail and onto the grass shoulder. All of a sudden the mother yells at her children, “Watch out! Don’t hit the old lady!” All I could think of was that this trumps the remark made when I came into the finish line of my first 5k (Go, granny, go.)

Now, I know I have some gray hair and I am only 67 years old (hardly ready for a nursing home), but ‘old lady’. Anyway, the kids passed me, the mother came up beside me and said “You’re doing great.” I told her, “I can beat your kids running while they’re riding their bikes.” I then proceeded to pump up my speed and outran her on her bike.

I’ll bet she thinks twice about calling someone ‘old.’

One thought on “Don’t Call Me An Old Lady

  1. Haha, great. I’m always too late with a response. Last week a boy on a bicycle said something like: speed up! Well… I don’t think he could keep up with me ;).

    Keep on running! 🙂

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