Cycling-v-Running

Definitely the former for the first two miles yesterday. It was hot and I was tired. The dog didn’t say how he was but reading his body language I suspect it was not his best day out ever.

Those people whizzing by in a cooling breeze on beautifully slender bikes were getting some serious green eye from this sweaty red-faced shuffler. I wear a red top sometimes – don’t think that really helps with the overall beetroot effect…

Anyway, somewhere in the unknown territory of 3 miles something happened. A sinewy cyclist whipped by in his head-to-clipped-in-toe “Trek” oufit and I thought

“What a wanker!”

I had re-connected (albeit in my own way) with the simplicity of running. No need for fancy (and expensive) equipment, no need for puncture kits, inner tubes and tools. No need to worry about the wind or the traffic or the holes in the road. The life of a runner is good to go at the drop of a cycle helmet, and for that I am thankful.

Image can be seen @ www.blog.oregonlive.com

Image can be seen @ http://www.blog.oregonlive.com

P.S. I only tripped over the dog the once, we managed to stay on our feet and completed the full 4 miles.

Posted on September 21, 2009, in Cycling., Dogs, Running and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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