About 30 miles to go on these shoes.
I snored myself awake this morning. It was 5am. I started running at 6:03am. I had to take the garbage out to the street first. I noticed one of the hinges was broken on one of our barrels. The other one looked broken, too. I also noticed what looked like diarrhea on our driveway. And some hot dogs in the gutter. Strange morning.
I ran towards Brown Road and could see a bright light coming even though it was getting pretty light out. It was a cyclist. Then I saw two men crossing the street. About the time I reached the fence, they started to run. I wondered if they were going to run or if they were just running to beat the traffic. Once they got to the sidewalk, they started walking. Ok, I guess they were just trying to beat the traffic. But when they reached the fence, they started to run. By this time I was half way across the Floodway and wondered if I could catch them. They didn't look fast.
I followed them for a bit when I noticed another light coming towards us. I could tell it was a person running, and knew it was the old man I've been seeing lately. As we passed each other he said, "All right, man. Good to see you." I said, "Same to you." I then looked ahead at the two other men and saw that they were way ahead of me. I won't be catching them. I wondered if the old man would turn around at the fence. If he did, there was a good chance he would catch me.
I turned around to look when I reached the halfway point between Adobe and Brown. Sure enough, he was coming. I probably sped up a little. As I approached Adobe I noticed that the two men were walking again. Maybe I would catch them. But they were quite a bit ahead of me. What if they were only going to walk for a quarter mile and start running again? I probably wouldn't catch them. The old man was getting closer. There's no way I can hold him off until I reach University, is there?
The two men kept walking once they reached the halfway point between University and Adobe. I caught them! Hey, it doesn't matter that they were walking. I caught someone! With about 20 yards to go before I reached the fence, the old man caught me. He said, "You're running deceptively." I asked, "How so?" He replied, "I thought I was going to catch you a long time ago." I said, "I may have sped up."
He crossed the Floodway and started heading north on the other side. I followed him. There's a little dip on the trail right after you enter the fence. When he started running down it, he stopped and walked. He finally took his ridiculous light off. Haha! It was so light out by now. He didn't even need it on the first time I saw him which was like a mile and a half away! Anyway, I caught him. That's three guys I caught in one day! He said something about not liking running downhill. He said some other stuff that I couldn't make sense of. He started running again and I asked how far he runs. He said according to [nonsensical noise] about 5.4 miles. It takes him an hour. I said, "That's great." He had now passed me again and said that he would see me on Frid-, Thursday. Tomorrow is his day off. He's really friendly. I think he thinks that we're best friends now.
When I got home I noticed the lid from the garbage was completely off. How did that happen? It was on when I left. Did the diarrhea man do it?