Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I'll Stop the World and Run with You (A Musical) ...

Scene: The first mile of a 6-mile run on the Munger Trail. The Chach character is riding in a Bob stroller with a journal, a pen, a water bottle, bubbles and a toy Iron Man. Behind her, pushing the stroller at a trot, is a sweaty character named Me, wearing running clothes and a baseball cap.
Map My Run has just informed the Me character of our first mile split. It's sub-par.

Chach: What did Siri say?
Me: That wasn't Siri, it was Map My Run.
Chach: What did Siri say?
Me: She said we're slow.
Chach: Why are we slow?
Me: Because it's like 85 degrees out, sunny and I'm pushing at stroller that is at least 31 pounds.
Chach: Can we run faster?
Me: Maybe when we find some shade.
Chach: Are we in the shade?
Me: No.
Chach: Are we in the shade?
Me: No.
Chach: Are we in the shade?
Me: No.
(After a few minutes)
Chach: Are we in the shade now?
Me: Yes.
Chach: Are we running faster?
Me: It feels like it, yes.
Chach: What did Siri say?
Me: She said we are running a little faster.
Chach: Because we're in the shade?
Me: Probably.
Chach: I CAN'T OPEN MY BUBBLES.