As most of you know, I have been Exercising every single day since the beginning of the year. Twice a week, I take A Dance Class. And the rest of the time, I Walk. I usually travel between three and five miles when I Walk and I tell myself I don’t have to go Very Fast. My Walk is just an hour or so alone with Me.
One of the Benefits of Walking So Much is that I get out of the house and See Things. Like That Green Matching Outfit Couple I wrote about a few weeks ago. But, I have seen other things, too. For example, there is A Paper Making Store up my street! Who Knew? Also, one of our neighbors collects Garden Gnomes! I never noticed them before because Said Neighbor only likes Extra Tiny Garden Gnomes and you have to be Walking By to see them. Best of all, I think I have finally figured out Who The Person Is Who Doesn’t Pick Up After Their Dog! This is A Mystery that has been Plaguing Me for weeks. Apparently, there is A Man who accompanies several dogs to the dog park around the corner and I have personally watched A Pooch Poop while Pup Person plays Too Pooped To Poop-Remove. Walking has turned me into (An Alliterating) Nancy Drew!
Now on to The Next Mystery: Last Sunday, Totally Awesome Husband I ran A Local Race. He did The 10K and I did The 5K. My race was first. After I was done (in Record Time for Me) I waited at The Finish Line to watch Totally Awesome Husband complete his run. But in between there was A Baby Buggy 10K just ending. Moms and Dads racing with kids in literal tow were running their races at rapid pace. And some of these parents were Super Fast! I have to think that each Baby Buggy has its own special aero-dynamics going on because some were obviously Quicker than Others. Clearly, some parents went for Speed over Safety when choosing a baby carriage. And these parents had Odd Racing Strategies. The Winning Baby Buggy Racer actually pushed his baby buggy about ten feet ahead and then ran to catch up with it before pushing it again. I tried The Same Strategy on Easily Annoyed Sister when she was A Baby and it resulted in Lots Of Blood, A Large Scar On Her Forehead That She Hides To This Day With Her Hair, and Her Lifelong Resentment Of All Things Me. This guy earned A Medal. I hope he gave The Medal to His Baby, because I think, technically, The Buggy beat him by about Ten Seconds. Hmmm….
I may need to form A Running Group with The Hardy Boys to get to the bottom of This One.