Don’t Wait For Me….

Ever feel as free as a bird and not want to stop running?  This doesn’t happen often and I’m so frequently strapped to my chaotic schedule that it can’t happen even if I am in fact feeling “free”.  However, on Wednesday night, I just didn’t want to stop.  I run with a group on WEDs, ended up a bit ahead and just didn’t stop at our normal spot.  I was hoping everyone would go on home and not worry about me but of course, as I finally returned to my car, there they were awaiting my return.  Ugh!  I felt bad.  I felt guilty.  I’m sorry!  In the future, please, don’t wait for me!


I’m a very random runner.  I like to run fast.  I like to run slow.  I like to walk.  I like to talk.  I like to run far.  I like to run short.  I really, just like to run.  Therefore, I am a wildcard so don’t wait for me. 

I’ve been putting in a lot of treadmill miles this winter due to our frenzied family schedules.  Therefore, when I actually get to hit the pavement and the wind isn’t trying to destroy me, I just want to run.  Run free.  Run for as long as I am able.  So please, don’t wait for me.

I run a lot of solo miles.  Actually most of my miles are solo.  I run in the daylight.  I run in the dark.  I run country roads. I run city streets.  I run trails.  I run paths.  I run the beach when I am able.  So the thought of someone waiting for me is almost unimaginable because I spend so much time running alone.  So let’s agree that in the future….. you don’t need to feel obligated to wait for me.  I appreciate your concern.  I appreciate your caring.  I appreciate you.  However, I don’t want to feel guilty.  I don’t want to feel rushed.  For once I want to feel free as if somebody isn’t actually ….. waiting on me.  So please, don’t wait for me.

Have you ever ran a little extra and had a person, or two, awaiting your return?  Super nice but makes you feel bad, right?  😦

** The Random Runner ** Amanda – TooTallFritz **