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Kevin: Day 2230

Day 2230. Please, by all means pass me. If you're a faster runner than me, that's cool. I don't love it, but I can deal with it. If you are not a faster runner than me, please do not pass me. This is one of my biggest pet peeves that I face every so often during my daily pavement meetings. It happened this morning. I was heading north on 14th Street, right after crossing over Constitution Avenue, and a girl passed me. No big deal, until she immediately slowed down. 

Why? I admit when I'm having a slow day out there. I admit when someone flat out has a faster pace than me. I admit it by accepting it. Sometimes I'll even cross over to the other side of the street to avoid the embarrasment. What I do not believe in. What I feel is borderline insane, is noticing a faster runner ahead, picking up my pace to catch them, and then slowing down once I do. It is total nonsense. It may be one of the more annoying little nuances I experience in day to day life. 

So thanks, young lady. Thank you for putting a damper on a beautiful break of day scamper to the Lincoln Memorial and back to U street, There were push ups along the way, an impromptu abbreviated yoga session, and then, "the slow passer." Terrible. All of a sudden my thoughts were completely overtaken by my disgust for this girl. She Literally caught up to me and slowed down once she was no more than 10 yards in the clear. She slowed down to a pace that was just a mil-a-second slower than me. 

I shouldn't get worked up about something so small. There are a plethora of potential explanations for what occurred this morning. Who knows? Maybe she was doing that whole sprint, slow down.... sprint, slow down thing. Maybe she wanted to show off her butt? Anything is possible in 2014 my friends. Anyhow, I needed to get that off my chest and I thank you for indulging me. 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

6.2 miles down

5 dogs

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