I have a blind running date at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow and I just hope she isn't the Craig's List killer's imitator. I'm a trusting soul so it really didn't occur to me that it might be slightly stupid to meet a stranger, by myself, at a park at 6:30 in the morning. What would have been stupid is if I agreed to meet her at 9:00 p.m in a dark alley. That's just dumb. But 6:30 a.m. at the swings?
I mean, she said on-line she was trying to get back into shape post-baby. She said she just wanted to do a 3.5 mile loop. She said she was training for a half marathon. She did not say she was bringing a machete, plastic bag and duct tape. So I think I'm okay. But come to think of it, that erotic masseuse who posted her services on Craig's List probably thought she was okay too.
To answer your question, I did not post myself on Craig's List looking for running friends. I'm not that desperate. I did, however, post on a site called http://www.seemommyrun.com/ trying to start up a running group here in Longmont.
See Mommy Run is such an innocuous/corny sounding site that it just has to be legit. After all, it's not seemommysmokeajoint.com or seemommydancethepole.com.
My first long term relationship ever started on a blind date when I was eighteen. One of my best friends I met on a blind date after I moved to a new town and posted a sign in the library to meet other moms.
Tomorrow could be the day I meet another best friend or lesbian lover (calm down, just kidding about that part Jamoosh).
Am I nuts? Would you do a running blind date? Comment away, my blog friends.