Ha, so funny story. So I was on my long run (9.5 miles! Woooo!) on Saturday and I had gotten to about mile 4 and this guy comes up running next to me. I hear him say Hi then maybe something like how are you or something. Normal small talk on a run. Nothing out of the ordinary. So I say breathlessly say "tired!" thinking he'd just leave it at that and carry on. I still have my ipod in and I'm clearly not interested in holding a conversation...duh I'm using all of my energy to RUN not TALK. (WTF about me says I want to talk? I am constantly talked to by random people. I don't know if its because I look young or friendly, but really...somethings got to change.) Anyways, back to my story. So this random guy slows down and runs with me. Now, I'm heavily panting so I really can't hear what he was saying the whole time, coupled with accent I just kept talking hoping that it was covering whatever topic he was discussing.
I mean really, what does one talk about to a stranger on a run? These kinds of things always freak me out, because who knows who is a killer wanting to drag me into the bushes and slit my thorat...ok, ok, I've been watching too much Law and Order SVU.
So we ran together for about 5 or 10 minutes then we were parting ways and get this....HE ASKS FOR MY NUMBER. Um, I'm sorry..WHAT? SERIOUSLY??? So I randomly stutter that I just got a new corporate number and I'm not familiar with the number yet...um, my brain was muddled by running, I couldn't come up with anything more clever. So I gave him my email address instead. DUMB ASS I gave him the right one...wtf, why didn't I give him a fake one? Blame it on the heat exhaustion. Too bad he wasn't cute or my type. Well, I guess he was cute, just really really not my type. Anyways, here's to hoping he forgets it and doesn't email. So far I'm in the clear!
UPDATE: NO SUCH LUCK, HE EMAILED ME (I did not edit this, it is simply his bad grammar translation):
It’s your five minutes running partner along Potomac River. It was great running with you, hopefully we meet again for another five minutes run. How does your schedule look like this week? I would like to invite you for a cup of something and interesting conversation (after work). Clarendon or Crystal City has some wonderful café. Talk to me!! - Jeff.