Before we get to the funny stuff though...tomorrow is the last day of Maintain Don't Gain and my free pool pass expires so I headed to Shepherd to swim as well as weigh in.
I lost about 1/2 a pound from Thanksgiving to now which I consider a small miracle considering how I stuffed my face from Christmas to New Years. After that small victory, I did my 2000 yds and headed home. Excellent afternoon if I say so myself.
On the way home I had the wild idea to stop at the Appalachian Trailhead in Weverton and run to the top of the mountain and back down. It's just a mile, but it's pretty steep with lots of rocks and switchbacks. I called Bill to let him know of my plan change so he'd know to come look for me if I did a face plant and couldn't crawl to the car.
I parked and realized I needed to pee, only there's no porto potty and it's winter so there are no leaves to hide behind. I figured I wouldn't be blazing up or down the mountain so I should be ok. ha!
Going up I was pretty much just fast walking. I wasn't wearing my Garmin but my trusty Timex told me it took 15 minutes to get to the sign at the top of the hill. Cool.
I started trotting down the hill feeling pretty darn amazing. There were just a few people out which was surprising considering how nice the weather was. As I traisped along, I realized I had to stop to pee or wet my pants.
Soooo I found a big tree, looked all around and then dropped trou and commenced peeing.
Then I heard people talking and looked up in time to see a dad about 25 yds away. He did a double take and then turned around to stop his preteen sons from going any farther.
I yanked up my shorts and ran past them apologizing. The mom smiled like she knew my pain. The boys just thought it was pretty darn funny (so did I actually) and were giggling as I passed.
Bill was grossed out , but I figure we all pee, and even casual hikers pee in the woods so I don't think I scarred anyone for life.
Surely I'm not the only person who's been caught...has this ever happened to you...or anyone you know, or a friend of your hairdresser's cousin's neighbor?