Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Be careful what you wish for (in a running partner)

Original ad on Craigslist:

i want to get back into shape and am looking for a jogging partner. i
always run better if i can keep the pace with someone else as i am
sure other fellow runners know. i only work afternoons so i can run
during the morning or night, doesnt matter much to me. shoot me an
email if you want to be running partners


Dear New Running Partner,

Hello! My name is Mustafi Chukwuemeka Adetokunbo, but my friends call
me Wuemeka. I have just moved to Philadelphia from Kenya and I too am
looking for a running partner. I run for twelve miles every morning,
and another eight at night. I now run a 4 minute mile. I know this is
slow, but no worry, I am aiming to run a 3:50 mile by next month. I
most look forward to running with you, my new friend! Please respond
with your contact information and where you would like to run. I am
not so acquainted with Philadelphia, but I would prefer to run in
densely forested areas if you know of any.

Run with you soon,