Thursday, December 4, 2008

Since Sixteen

For years, I have done most of my running in alleyways. I don't like people watching me while I run, because I have personally watched myself run alongside several mirrored buildings. It's nothing to harbor illusions over.

Alley running is the best. There is no concrete. You get chased by escaped chihuahuas. You know where the best free couches are. Best of all, there is privacy.

Today I ran into my very first alleybum. Well, ran by him. He was scoping out some awesome free clothing. I thought it would be a nice encounter so I started to wave. In return he gave me a look that advised me to get the hell out of there ASAP. So I did. I ran very quickly.