Public Service Announcement: Don't mess with runners. Especially a group of them. We will cut you. Take you DOWN. Make you rue the moment you spouted off some asinine remark.
Or, we might just yell back, but that's mostly because we'd already gotten our run in and couldn't be bothered to give chase.
Backstory is that Andi, Julia, Cary, Karen and I were standing around after our run on Saturday morning - we'd gone anywhere from 3 to 4.5 miles, and were waiting for one more runner, who was doing 7 miles, to come in. A man on a bicycle rode by and yelled "you're not burning calories just standing there!" OH NO HE DIDN'T. Immediately and in unison, we all yelled "WE'RE FINISHED!" Of course he was such a chicken that he sped off...I'm telling you, we five women were FIRED UP and ready to, well, I don't exactly know. Burn some more calories by throwing a few punches? Haha, probably not, although at the time it sounded good.
I've been lucky in that I've never gotten harassed or yelled at during a run. I know that it's happened to some of my readers. Why in the world do people think this is OK? I do not get it.
Also, FYI bike jerk, I don't run to burn calories. I run for fun, for exercise, and because I feel good about myself for doing it. Not everything is done to lose weight or, despite what YOU might suppose, looking good for men on bikes. Sheesh!