When railings attack…

May 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

During the tempo part of my run yesterday, this railing leaped out with stunning quickness and struck me in the hip.

It hurt.

Not so bad I had to stop or cut the tempo part of my run.

But I do have a bruise today and think it is prudent to take today off.

I am vulnerable to the Public Works’ booby traps because I tend to run on the dirt next to sidewalks as much as possible–usually I escape damage by playing chicken with the obstacle and veer off only after it flinches–this time it failed to flinch.  Like my mother allegedly said about me, “If he had a brain, he would be dangerous”.

The Public Works in some cities want to cull the herd so much that they have resorted to desperate measures–an obstacle like the hydrant  in this picture should not get many runners.

But if you–especially if you share a good portion of my genes–are running in a pack, it would be easy to run into it.

Everyone be safe out there–it is not  just cars that want to get you.

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