You crane your neck while driving to see just who that runner going by you is.

I do this wherever I am.  I see someone running and I look to see if I know them.  Doesn’t matter if I am in Vermont, and I live in Virginia, and the likelyhood of me know that person is zero, I still do it. 

Often times, even in the most random place, I find that I know the runner.  This might seem weird, since I certainly don’t know everyone in the world who runs.  Maybe it’s a little “God Wink”  The seemingly random in my life NEVER is random.

Yesterday, on my way to take Chloe to school, I craned my neck to see who that skinny-fast looking-runner-chick was walking into Starbucks. As I got closer I realized it was none other than Hungry Mom On The Run! Made my morning. 

I’ll continue craning my neck because I AM A RUNNER.

Do you do crane your neck? Ever seen a friend?


  1. SupermomE12 says:

    Yup, I always look, and "crane my neck" even if I know I won't know them. It is a camraderie I feel I think. :)

  2. Courtney @ I CAN DO THIS says:

    Ha, I know what you mean! I always stare at runners' gaits when I pass them. I'm so fascinated by footstrike and form. lol

  3. I've got my kids trained so that now when we pass a runner, they ask me if I am jealous!

  4. I do it all the time
    I never know anyone
    Got no running pals in my town and I rarely see the same runners twice

  5. I always look and I NEVER have known the person. :) Weird.

  6. The Samson Family says:

    well I saw you the one day while driving ,and I texted you :) I rarely see runners I know though, unless I'm with them :)

  7. Gracie (Complicated Day) says:

    I do this, too, and oddly I do often see someone I know or at least recognize!

  8. haha! i totally do this, and then i try to judge if they would be a good running buddy based on their speed. i never know who they are though.

  9. S Club Mama says:

    I do watch them…are they faster than me (usually)? are they crazy for running in this weather (or I'm just a wuss)? what are they wearing? are they old/young?

  10. Karen the "Hungry Mom" says:

    hahaha, so true. i totally do that! and if its in south riding and I dont know them, Im always like, why dont I know that person?!?!?!

  11. Rebecca Samson says:

    I totally do this all the time!!

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