Christine and I were walking to the library one sunny morning when I spotted Lynn about 100 yards ahead of us. She’d just gotten off the bus and was heading to her 9am class. As she rounded a corner she picked up the pace. Her strides lengthened to a brisk walk. She kept her shoulders stiff and arms straight in an attempt to keep her backpack in place. She must have been in a hurry. No one runs with their backpack on. That is just nerdy.
A few moments later she stopped running and resumed her original pace.
I confronted her about the spectacle later. “Aaaww man. You saw that? I was hoping no one saw me.”
“Yeah, I saw it. Do you do that a lot?”
“Yes, actually. I just like running. I know its really dorky, but sometimes I just feel like not walking. I try not to do it for too long because I don’t want anyone to notice. I can’t believe you caught me.”
Cute. Lynn likes to run. It gets her places faster.