I don't usually run alone but for various reasons this particular day I was without a running partner.
My normal (?) running partner, Baba the Freak, has lectured me many times about running by myself. "You have to be careful. There are a lot of perverts out there."
But with the Summer Beast looming ever closer, I needed to get some miles in. And anyway, I was only going to run a few miles. It shouldn't be a problem.
Problem - I got lost. How I got lost in my own neighborhood I really can't explain. All I know is I was running down the road I live on when I turned down a road I had never turned down before and a few twists and turns later, there I was, face to face with a dinosaur.
I was no longer in my own neighborhood.
To sum it up, my two mile run turned into a nine mile run.
Baba thought my biggest problem would be other people if I ran by myself. It turns out my biggest problem is me.
So remember, never leave home without your nut job running partner.
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