This morning on my program was a 45 min run with strides every 5 minutes. It was going ok when at about the 20 minute mark I saw this rather unsavorily looking character cross the road in front of me carrying what looked to be something electrical. Now, he really should not have been carrying something electrical. In fact he was rather out of place in this neighbourhood, although it is rubbish day and there are a lot of people that come and scratch through the black bags. He crossed the road and sat down with another equally dodgy looking guy and they started fiddling with what ever it was, trying to obscure my view with his body. I carried on running and as I ran past I tried to see what they had – you know in that way where you are trying to look but don’t want it to appear to obvious. I mean it was just little old me and my small can of pepper spray! It looked to me as if they had a laptop! In fact I could have sworn they had a laptop. Drat, now what do I do. I am most definitely not going to go and have a look, or ask them what they had. I did not have my phone with me and I was about 25 minutes away from home. I carried on running. About 200 meters down the road another runner ran past me so I asked him if he had seen what the guys had. He said he was in “the zone” and did not even see two guys. Hmmm, ok! Just at that moment I saw a man pulling his car out his drive, so I ran over and told him that I thought there were two guys up the road with a lap top and could he maybe have a look or call his security company. I carried on running.
I looked back and saw that he had pulled over, and then turned his car around and went back to his house. I did not see what happened after that as I turned a corner, but am assuming that if it was nothing he would just have carried on driving to work and not have gone back to his house?? It did make me rather nervous for the rest of my run. What happens they knew it was me that told on them? Would they remember what I looked like? I took the safety latch off my pepperspray and my speed picked up quite a bit after that.
I think I will be avoiding that road for a while?