Obviously I’ve been outside training quite a bit more lately than I used to. Not only has this improved my physical health (and I believe it has). It has also allowed me many opportunities to engage in sweet, sweet judgement on some of the other people I see out on the trail or running around town. A few surprisingly common sites I sit in judgement on:
1. Smoking while exercising. Almost every single time I ride or run the trail through town I see someone smoking, usually while walking but once while rollerblading. The rollerblader was in workout gear, with earbuds in, puffing away. I guess it is good that they are still getting some exercise, but really? Smoking during? What the hell?
2. The no helmet thing. The vast majority of people I see on bikes in this town never, ever wear helmets, including and especially kids. Coming from a state with mandatory helmet laws, I’m stunned that so many parents let their kids ride with no helmets. Even weirder to me are the people riding bikes that cost more than my car, riding super fast down the trail, with no helmets. I have seen bike crashes (the actual crash and the after effects) and I just can’t fathom not protecting your head.
5. I could also talk about how dangerous and irritating people in cars can be, but that is a whole post in itself.