Ah, the good old days! It wasn’t that long ago that as I stepped outside at 5 o’clock each morning, I was always the only one crazy enough to be out there, enjoying the solitude and the utter peace of the early hour. Not so, not anymore – in the words of great Bob Dylan: “… but how things have changed!”
Nowadays, when I manage to sneak out at 5 AM, there is an incredible flurry of activity taking place already, with numerous other 5 AM Runners occupying my space and my roads, or what I should say used to be exclusively “my roads”! As soon as I step out on the main street, I literally bump into one of the groups of these newly-discovered early morning enthusiasts – yes, they travel in packs! Seemingly the new 5 AM trend has hit the prime time and is now the hottest thing around! Well, maybe not quite the hottest, but definitely a step up for my lonesome-self!
But that’s not even the most peculiar thing of all. You know what is – they are mostly women! Actually, I believe all the new 5 AM Runners are female, which puts me in a rather precarious position – here I am, running around with a bunch of chicks in the middle of the night! But in all reality, it’s not a big issue since – as you may know – I am not really a pack-type of an animal and prefer to run it alone; so just like back in the days of old I go at my own pace, quietly observing the female population from afar.
And as I slowly run down my usual path, I get a unique chance to observe the women in action – typically if you look at women for any long period of time, you are accused of staring. Not so during the night, the rules are all gone, I get to stare as much as I please! And so as I stare away, I simply can’t help but admire women in general and how purely superior they are to us men! And I mean this in all sincerity – everyone knows that women are smarter and cleaner than men, however, there is so much more to it! There is that mysterious and fascinating side to a woman that no one will ever understand, that air of quiet superiority and confidence, while remaining entirely graceful and delicate in all that she does – even while running outside at 5 AM…
I think it’s been scientifically proven that there is actually one thing men may do better than women – we can throw an object much further than women… like a rock or something similar; that’s about it. Hey, at least we are superior in something! But beyond that, every man knows all too well that he is nowhere near a woman’s level, which leaves us wondering why it is that women talk to us at all. Only one possible explanation – alcohol!
Well, at least I have some food for thought and observation during my long 60 minutes out there. Until the next time
KEEP IT RUNNING!