Friday, August 11, 2006

early morning embarrassment

I have taken up running. Due to unbearably hot Alabama weather, I go early in the morning. I wake up at 5:15, roll out of the bed (literally), lace up the running shoes, and head outside. I look like death ... with no makeup, my short hair pulled back in a poor excuse for a ponytail, one of those stretchy headbands that seem to look so cute on soccer player girls, and my mismatched workout gear.

Toward the end of my run today, as I was pouring sweat and my pace had slowed to what is barely called a "run", I spotted three strapping, shirtless young men coming around the corner toward me. Remembering how much I looked like crap, and thinking that they were surely thinking I was the worst runner ever known to mankind, I started saying the word "shit" repeatedly. Somewhat to myself, but definitely out loud.

As they rounded the corner I instantly recognized two of them. Hot grocery store guy, and his friend, who just so happens to be a history professor at Montevallo, and isn't bad-looking himself. Hot grocery store guy looked directly at me with a don't-I-know-you-from-somehwere look and said hello. I wanted to hurl myself into the bushes. Maybe I'll see him at the grocery store this Sunday, when I'm not looking so much like trash, and I can "accidentally" run into him on the cheese aisle.

6 comments:

David said...

I say go for it Amanda...if he recognized in the running gear, that means he will definitely remember you in the cheese aisle....LOL

Rick said...

This has to be the funniest blog I've read in a while. Why can't we all just write funny stories?

Rick said...

Stacy wants to know if the grocery store guy works at the grocery store or if he's just another shopper you run into from time to time.

She would also like to know who the history professor is...

She thridly would like to say that you're hilarious, she loves you, and she enjoyed reading your blog!

amanda said...

Rick/Stacy - The grocery store guy is another shopper. Good call.

The history professor is Dr. Holquist (sp?). So I like the lanky, intellectual type ... sue me!

Stacy, I miss you ... we need to get together soon!

s. wells said...

i know who you're talking about- the history professor. he IS good-looking.

does your face get all red when you run? my does- and there's no way to hide it.

Jawan said...

Amanda, you've never met me and probably never will...but I just had to tell you that your posts about the history professor and hot grocery store guy had me bursting with laughter. Don't be freaked out....I'm a pastor's wife (does that make me safe?) of a Teaching Elder in the PCA - no worries. I'm a friend of Adam Wright and used to be a member of CPC in Moody where he and Rick live. Thanks for the laughter. I'll be back.