Apr 27: Day 74
Today’s Workout: Run, 10 minutes Z1, 4 x (15 minutes Z2/5 minutes Z1)
…you get hit in the crotch by water while running on the busiest street in town.
Sprinklers are a funny thing for runners.
On hot days, they’re great. They can be a moment of refreshment that can give you a bit of a boost. I’ve actually run INTO sprinklers on purpose to have that wonderful cool water during a hot day’s run.
But that isn’t so great on a cold day.
So on my run today, as I was about an hour in and heading up what is basically the main thoroughfare at lunch hour, I noted someone had their sprinklers going. NEVERMIND that we’ve gotten enough rain around here in the last month to grow a rainforest, their sprinklers were going. This is not a wide sidewalk so I didn’t have much room to maneuver, but I did my best.
Unfortunately it was the type of sprinkler that strobes. And right as I ran by, it strobed right into my crotch.
At first, all I worried about was the icy water hitting my sensitive areas on what was a fairly brisk Spring day. It was about 50 or so. Not terrible, but not really a day I wanted soaked shorts. Not to mention that can cause chafing and all sorts of other issues. I was merely mildly annoyed at that point.
Then, when I got to an intersection and needed to wait for the light to change, I looked down. Yeah. Without the context of a sprinkler in sight, now I have this gigantic wet spot on the front of my shorts.
And I am suddenly, very, VERY conscious that I am running into traffic, and there are dozens of cars.
Mustering as much dignity as I could, I finished my run. It’s not like I actually wet myself, but that’s exactly how it looked. All I could do was laugh.
Other than that it was a great run, very nice day out and perfect for it. Not working made it so I could do it mid-morning rather than at 0 dark-thirty before work. I need to enjoy that luxury while I have it.
At any event, it’s good I can laugh about it. Now. Cheers!