eme wrote:pts wrote:I have a good story that I figure HRMs would sympathize with (as both runners and people who have been pregnant). I was at a race yesterday since DH and my sister were doing it. So, I had the two kids and me at 8.5 months pregnant, outside in the cold while they ran for over an hour. M decided she needed to be held the entire time (and I forgot a stroller) and I did a fair bit of walking (to start line, to car, to tent, to bathroom etc.) with my 25lb weight attached to my hip. We decided to go in the 'warm tent' for a bit and there were only a few chairs there. I got a chair for G and M to split and then was standing myself on the hard concrete floor. After a few minutes I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to stand for that long (getting a lot of SI and pelvic pain these days, made worse by carrying M). So, I saw a woman with not one but TWO chairs, one with her feet up on it. I normally am not the type to use the 'pregnant can I have your seat' card, but I was in a bit of pain and could really use a chair (the concrete floor was not working for me). So, I went over and asked the woman if I could have the chair her feet were on. She replied "Oh, actually I am elevating my foot, I twisted my ankle on wednesday." and DIDN'T give me her chair- FFS! Gotta love the self-entitled runner (and there were places she could have moved her chair to elevate the ankle on a ledge!). Anyway, someone else saw me ask and gave me her chair (and I thanked her very loudly and she gave dirty looks to the other woman). Anyway, I almost hit angry pregnant lady stage with this woman (and I generally am not an angry pregnant lady!). But, I figure- running KARMA can be a B!tch, woman!
She twisted her ankle on Wednesday and still raced? Then she is not only a B!tch, but stupid. Karma will pay her back
No, she was just spectating, this was while we were waiting for the runners to come in. If she had run, that would have ALMOST justified (well, not justified but at least explained) her taking up the seats. She was just another spectator who NEEDED two seats because she was an 'injured runner'