Sunday, May 16, 2010

Running Without A Nut Job

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves." - Henry David Thoreau

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.

Upcoming Races:
Buffalo Greek Fest 5k - Friday, May 21, 6:30 PM
DNFBA Running With The Rapids - Saturday, May 22, 9:00 AM

Upcoming Marathons:
Buffalo Marathon - Sunday, May 30, 7:00 AM

Ultras To Check Out:
Summer Beast of Burden - Saturday, August 21, 10:00 AM
Oil Creek 100 - Saturday, October 16, 2010

Interesting Links to Check Out:
Grilled Cheese Academy
Shakespeare Insult Kit
Chipmunk Story


  1. Learning your left from your right and NSEW are very important. How you can get lost running around the block is beyond me!

  2. Guess I will bring a compass with me next time (or a nut job):)


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