Subourbon Mom


Running in-(appropriate) Places

Going from teaching to sitting in front of a computer all day has caused some weird side effects—one of which it that I sometimes have the almost uncontrollable impulse to run short distances in inappropriate places. I think this has to do more with expending extra energy than any kind of office-induced physical Turetts.

In case you have any of these urges, here are my top fave places to run inappropriately (yes, I’ve done most of them):

  1. The office: racing your colleagues to the bathroom is just fun—sorry Kelly, had to do it.
  2. Church: there’s something exhilarating about sprinting down that plush carpeted aisle where most people creep in on Sunday’s, heads bowed—but only during non-service times. I know many people will think it’s disrespectful, but I think Jesus would smile, knowing someone was having so much fun in a place where so much serious thought happens.images-15
  3. Outside in rain puddles—especially if your friends don’t see you coming and you splash in a puddle as you breeze by, getting them soaked; it’s even better if you don’t like the person you just splashed.
  4. Through sprinklers in the summer, outside stuffy office buildings—definitely fun and worth the chilly air-condition-induced cold you will have later.
  5. Down a middle or high school locker-filled hallway a la Judd Nelson in “The Breakfast Club.” 
  6. Down the aisle in a store that has framed posters hanging on one of those carousels, letting your hands graze each frame as you go buy;
  7. The office again—this time pushing an office chair in a modified office Olympics.images-17
  8. Hotel hallways—this one is better with two people racing and hip-checking each other as you careen down the hall. If you slam into a hotel room door, even better. Usually this seems to happen late at night, but it also occurs when children are present.
  9. Hospitals—I’ve been binge-watching too much Grey’s Anatomy. Haven’t done this one yet, but I’m “dying” to do it, yelling “Code Blue! I need a doctor Stat!”
  10. Airports—on the fast-walker thing. That’s just super-fun, and nobody will look at you too hard, they just assume you’re late for our connection.

Working as an adult is necessary and often rewarding, but when you have that crazy urge to expend some extra energy, run with it!

Disclaimer:  Subourbonmom and its author or affiliates (i.e. Hubby and Daughters 1&2) are not responsible for any repercussions that might happen to you if you do any of these activities.

 

 

 


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You mentioned me in a blog posted, I’m a celebrity!! Woooo!!

Comment by strider717

*post… sigh… clearly this one cup a day thing is not working out too well for me…

Comment by strider717

Love it, Libby. I see racers on a daily basis at the theme park where I work. When the gates open in the morning, the kids (and some parents) race to see who can get to the big rides first. It’s fun to watch, especially since my store sits on an uphill grade and I know a tougher grade is just ahead. sd

Comment by energywriter

You always make me laugh! 😄

Michelle

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