A scrapbook for things find interesting, want to share or to comment on. Broadly speaking, they're about design and media in various forms.
I went for a run the other week and it was lovely. I ran through the woods, through the leaves, looking at autumn and loving being outside. I loved where I live for being so close to the countryside and everything was right with the world.
Then I came out of the woods and had a long slow run home via the road, and traffic.
As I ran that route two different cars full of men slowed down, made time to wind down their windows and demand that I show them my tits. Its not unusual, to be honest—I’m a woman fully clothed, head to toe in tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved top, showing absolutely no flesh and trying to blend in to the background so it was pretty clear I was asking for it, like all women.
I almost wrote about it at the time but decided to park it, because thinking about it ruined the lovely part of the run and what’s the point of that?
Yesterday I went for a run and as I passed some folks on the way back I decided I would write about the other people you meet running.
The people that gently move out of the way to let you pass. The people that say good morning, hello, or offer general words of encouragement. The people who hang on to their dogs - incase you’re scared of dogs, or incase the dog gets excited and jumps in the way. The nice people. There are quite a lot out there in the parks, and it’s so flipping great, when you pass someone, say hello and thank them for the space and they smile and say ‘no problem!’
Here’s to the nice people - thank you all. You keep me going when I’m knackered and make everything a little bit better.