Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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Run 24: Strong Finish Run - You're not going to believe this @#&*t!

  • May 18th, 2018 at 5:08AM

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Was feeling kind of "meh" today, went out for the run and decided to take the fire road on the hill. This slowed my pace considerably but it was nice to see some wildflowers. The nettles sticking out into path, not so much!

Did the return trip on the jogging trail and I'm just kind of bopping along. I hear the all-too-familiar thump thump thump of a runner coming up fast behind me. So I meekly drift to the right. (I know my place on the running totem pole and accept that I'm just roadkill meant to be passed).

Well, this lady whizzes by pushing one of those jogging strollers. I caught a glimpse of a little kid in it, 1 or 2 years old. Then I notice that this lady is LIKE EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT. Long, lanky physique with a big round belly. I was surprised she didn't have a damn six pack on top of the baby bump.

So yep, I got passed by not one but THREE people, one of them a toddler and one an unborn fetus. And those little kids are probably going to grow up with their rippling torsos and gazelle like legs and leave my descendants in the dust as well. The Reynolds will just be scenery to them, like a shrub or fencepost that becomes a blur as they glide past.

 
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10 comments

Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
about 3 years ago

So they got that going for them, which is nice...


    Gary O.Gary O.Kenzai Member
    about 3 years ago

    But the Reynolds will survive and thrive on pure strength and well rounded physical buff that can dominate any lanky runner in a dark ally or some other close quarters Patrick! Funny story BTW.


      Dave R.Dave R.Alumni
      about 3 years ago

      I would not be too discouraged by this - she probably passes all of us.


        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Member
        Trainerabout 3 years ago

        The buggy was probably motorised and powered by a 100hp engine.......right? Perhaps her baby only sleeps when being pushed really fast, and she too hates running, but hates the sound of a screaming baby more.


          Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
          about 3 years ago

          years ago I tried to roller blade but only felt secure and in control when pushing the stroller so I vote for Scott’s interpretation. kids can be great disguises and motivators.


            Tahera Z.Tahera Z.Kenzai Member
            about 3 years ago

            I am with Scott on this!


              Matt BerlinMatt BerlinKenzai Member
              Trainerabout 3 years ago

              "...I got passed by...an unborn fetus". That might be a good add to the Effort Meter descriptions.


                Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
                Assistant Trainerabout 3 years ago

                In case you weren't feeling low enough on the running totem pole, check out this post for some context on just how much of a pain in the ass jogging strollers are...

                https://kenzai.me/jenniferv/blog/not-quite-6

                Don't worry, dude! The end is near.


                  Carol A.Carol A.Kenzai Member
                  about 3 years ago

                  That is awesome!!!! Screaming babies...def. motivation to run😂😂😂😂


                    Christine L.Christine L.Alumni
                    about 3 years ago

                    How does she do it?! Sounds like it's in her genes. Then again, I'd definitely be running for the hills if I had a toddler and was expecting another.


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