Friday, 13 May 2011

Baby face or shock

I had to laugh to myself last night when I decided to pop out for a very slow and methodical run, the main reason was I wanted to get a couple of bottles of cider and some snacks so took my backpack.

About 100 metres uo the road I recognised a guy from my running club walking along with his wife and so I stopped and had a chat. Of course the conversation went straight onto running and he mentioned to his wife some of my long distance adventures to which she exclaimed "Oh this is the man!" (I had obviously been discussed before!). Then the Grand Union Canal Run was mentioned and there were more incredulous looks and I mentioned that as I was going to be 46 years old next month was then met with "WOW, nnoooo?" and an open jawed look of amazement.

This was the bit where I laugh to myself as I am unsure what they were amazed about:

  1. It is amazing that a 45 year old can do this.
  2. When I mentioned my age they were surprised and amazed as they thought I was younger.
  3. When I mentioned my age they were surprised and amazed as they thought I was older.

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