I think we all have one of “those” neighbors. You know the ones I’m talking about. The concerned ones. The retired ones. The ones who sit outside all day listening to classical music on their old record player with a drink in one hand and their cane in the other. The ones we walk our dogs in the opposite direction down the street to avoid their house.
I have one of those neighbors. He lives at the end of the street and is always outside. He’s a nice old man, but sometimes he just makes me laugh. For starters, I think he thinks I live with my parents. Though I’ve told him I live with my husband, he always asks how my parents are and to tell them “hi” for him (they’ve never met).
He’s also always tell me to put on pants. Especially on cooler mornings like this morning. I left for my run wearing a running skirt and tank top (it was in the low 50s – PERFECT running weather) and he got out of his chair and ran to the end of his driveway telling me to go home and put more clothes on. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Since the mornings have been cooler, it has sort of turned into a weekly thing. I run by in a shorts and tank top, he tells me I’m going to catch a cold and die. “You want to live to be old like me? Put on a pair of slacks.” Keep in mind we live in Florida… not upstate New York.
I’ve gotten used to it and sort of just brush him off. At first I would smile and wave thinking he was joking, but now I’m for sure he’s dead serious. Sigh. I’m sorry old man, I’m not giving up on my running skirts just yet. Especially when it’s 50 degrees out. I’m going to soak up these nice temps as much as I can before it becomes unbearably hot. I’m afraid he might have a heart attack when he sees me running in just a sports bra in the dead of summer. Just a sports bra?! The horror! The horror!
Do you have one of “those” neighbors?
The rest of the run was great. My running skirt and I ran 7 miles with a 4 mile tempo at 8:15ish.
I tried my beloved Greek Yogurt Pancakes this morning with Lemon Chobani and loved it. They tasted like lemon muffins topped with hot berries and marionberry syrup.
Have a great Tuesday!