Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday's Thoughts

Why do drivers get so upset at another human being running on the shoulder of the road, facing traffic and minding my own business????? I had a gentleman slow down to roll his window down, lean towards the window and exclaim how well I was looking while I ran(I'm assuming this is what he was yelling)........ I wasn't bothering or hampering traffic at the time and I was fully dressed this time!

I also think the local road commission is out to get me! They've installed SMART traffic signals on the route that I run. These signals are great when you're driving, they regulate the signals according to the traffic flow, but I was almost killed the other day! Everyone knows if one side of the signal is 'red', the other side has to be 'red! Well not so with these signals.............. so be aware if you think your local road commission is out for you too!

It was another great weekend of racing and it sounds like the heat in Chicago got to a few people but overall everyone had a fantastic time.

This is Freep(Free Press marathon and 1/2 marathon) Week in the Detroit area and it seems like the weather is going to cooperate. we're looking at temps in the fifties and sunshine.......... oh yeah......

6 comments:

Lisa said...

stupid drivers.

there's one lady that seems to be leaving for work at teh same time I run by her house many mornings and she has almost hit me more than once. and acts like *I* am the one at fault. How about looking behind you before backing out of the driveway, lady?!? sheesh

Marlene said...

Stupid drivers is right!!

Enjoy the week!

Joanna said...

Good luck this weekend! I'm thinking of doing the Freep full next fall. Maybe. After 2007 and this past weekend, I think I'm going to skip Chicago...

lindsay said...

i strongly, strongly dislike drivers/passengers who want to yell "compliments" out the window to runners/cyclists. i seriously don't get the point in that? how is that fun? idiots.

CoachLiz said...

The smart traffic signals are not that smart with cyclists either. You have to be heavy like a car to roll over the spot on the pavement to trip the light if no one is coming the other way. Being 115 pounds and having a 15 pound bike just does not cut it when you are trying to trip a weight activated signal.

B.o.B. said...

I am pretty sure that people only look for other drivers while driving. It's ridiculous and scary. Be careful out there. And maybe we shouldn't wear clothes while running cause then they'd see us!

 
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