Monday, August 28, 2006

Thank you Guy

I want to send a big thank you to this guy I met today. See, I was out for a run and felt like shit, I was almost completely dead after a mere 20 minutes. It was really frustrating to feel so weak and woefully out of shape right beofre the season starts and I was really down. So I was stumbling along grumbling and bitching to myself and I rolled my ankle badly. Because it hurt and I was so mad I yelled "Arg! Shit Fuck!" This guy (who I had passed earlier) was nearby and figured that I'd really hurt myself so he comes jogging up. We ran together for a while, chatting about our running, his kids (who run XC in college), etc. He was really nice, and spontaneously nice (Cross Country is definately the world's most courteous sport), and gave me a much needed person to run with for a bit. After we parted ways, I felt a lot better and managed to finish up a decent 50-odd minutes. Considering that my confidence is hanging on the edge of a knife right now and I have a race in 5 days, it was really clutch of him to come along. So thanks, guy.

12 comments:

dr_koopon said...

xc is a true uniter. long live spontaneous nice people!

OldSchoolKlingon said...

Wow, this and the guy who gave you that bottle of water- you really do know how to make running friends.

justifiably_vertical said...

no ones ever given a water bottle...actualy, I really need one right now...
fuck, now I'm thristy

Gavrich said...

Watch your language, Ben. You wouldn't want to be a bad representative of your school, now would you?

Actually, you needn't answer that.

OldSchoolKlingon said...

"no one's ever given a water bottle"

Huh, I really thought you were the one that told me that story. God, now I'm going to drive myself crazy figuring out who that was.

The Juicy One said...

gavrich, you bastardly cunt loving mother fucker of whores, this isnt that bitch myspace, ok?

justifiably_vertical said...

Ok tubs, one little f-bomb (from a teenager) wont tarnish my school, especialy since no one outside it nows that I go there.
And i'm a fine representive of it, its you who conform to that horrible arrogant, snotty prep stereotype that we get associated with us.
bitch

OldSchoolKlingon said...

Um, you okay, buddy?

OldSchoolKlingon said...

Oh, and Gavin's right- as long as we don't have the info about our school up, there's no way to make it look bad.

The Juicy One said...

i totally second vertical on that

SabilaK said...

I'm a spontaneously nice person! And I run! And, apparently, I'm wired at the moment! And I didn't even have coffee today!

SabilaK said...

You kids make me feel old at 27.
Sigh.
At least I look young-ish.