What Not to Wear, the Running Edition

(not for wearing to your local Post Office)

The day before Halloween I went out for a run, and about a 1/2 mile from my house, across the street from me, I saw a guy running in the opposite direction, dressed all in black. Not wearing black clothes, I mean head to toe spandex, similar to this outfit. My first thought was “OMG the Rubber Man from American Horror Story is coming to get me!” My second was, “ok, breathe. It’s the day before Halloween, that’s clearly a costume, and insane ghost murderers don’t give you friendly waves as they go by.” But even ninja-runner-dude has nothing on a runner in California who set off a bomb squad investigation!

According to Competitor.com:

Common sense was not on display in San Jose last week. On Tuesday, 29-year-old Long Hoang, a nursing student, decided to don a gas mask and go for a run. According to Hoang, the idea for the mask was to train simulating a run at high altitude–part of Hoang’s new “Crossfit” workout routine. He also donned a 10-pound weight vest.

Seeing a gas-mask runner was odd enough, but the story get’s weirder when Hoang decided to drop by the busiest post office in San Jose and mail a package during his run.

The bomb squad was called, while firefighters and postal inspectors closed down blocks surrounding the post office.

I really don’t know what to say…there’s a lapse of common sense, and then there’s wondering why the police are upset because you wore a gas mask and a weighted vest to mail a package. You will almost never hear me advocate for treadmills, as I despise running on them, but seriously — if you’re going to train in a gas mask and a weighted vest, INVEST IN A TREADMILL. It’s far cheaper than bail!

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen while out and about? Let us know in the comments!

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