Don't worry this sun did rise and it was a beautiful day. I ran a very slow 6.5 - 7k and met up with Tracey. Her husband, Rick drove us to the middle of nowhere and left us
One thing that did happen on my run was crazy drivers. I need to clarify not all drivers, some (I would estimate around 30%) do move over to the left and slow down. But a majority don't. Tracey and I were joking that the people not moving over were so mesmerized by our beauty that they couldn't take their eyes off of us. I know around 24k into a run I am the picture of hotness. After I left Tracey and headed home down a road where a white line is to protect walkers, runners and cyclists from speeding vehicles my close encounters didn't end.
I am just as guilty as the next person for driving fast and by no means a perfect driver. You can ask most people I know, I am perpetually late. As a result I am generally speeding to get to the next place I have to be at. As a driver, parent and all around busy person I know it sometimes feels like a race to get to the next day of work, kids activity or function. But when I see someone running or biking I give them as much space as possible and if there is an oncoming car I slow down.
It doesn't matter if the person doesn't move over or wave in gratitude for my consideration. Think about it.... hitting someone with your car will ruin your day. I think the solution to the creating more considerate or conscientious drivers is for everyone to get off their asses. That's right people - get out and walk, run bike. Take your life into your own hands and see what its like to have cars speeding past you at 95km/h while you teeter on the edge of a gravel shoulder and the edge of the ditch for safety. It will be an adrenal rush you've never experienced before... or at least make you a better driver.