The Nude Photo Shoot Run

***Sorry I don’t have any photos to go along with my post today…but then again, maybe you’ll be grateful.*** silhouette_photo-missingSo something interesting happened on my morning run. But first, you should know a few things about the situation:

  1. Part of this run took me along a paved hike and bike trail.
  2. This trail is NOT in an isolated area. It connects two neighborhoods and passes a large apartment complex.
  3. The trail is one mile long, but ¾ of the trail goes through one of the neighborhoods. However, the other ¼ there are no houses adjacent.
  4. We had a really massive storm overnight. So the ground this morning was wet. That made it possible for me to see the footprints of those who ran before me on the trail.
  5. Also, it was morning, that meant there was daylight.

Despite all that, one person decided it was the perfect setting for a nude photo shoot.

I had just turned a corner on the section that is not adjacent to any houses. There I saw a tripod with an iPhone attached to the top. There was a large professional lens attached to the iPhone. Someone was planning to take some artsy photos.

The subject was in front of the camera. He was disrobing. A pile of clothes lay on the ground. He didn’t see me at first because he was taking off his shirt. All he had left to remove was the white g-string he was down to (thank goodness I didn’t arrive 15 seconds later).

Then he saw me. He had the most embarrassed expression I have ever seen on a human face. He hurried to put his jeans back on, but it was too late. I was running after all and was about to pass him. He surrendered to the situation with slumped shoulders.

I gave him a wave, he dropped his head.

Now that my back was to him, I had a sudden fear. My mind flashbacked to the ending of ‘American Beauty’ where then military man who tried to kiss Kevin Spacey was so embarrassed that he shoots him in the head. I don’t know where the budding model would’ve hidden a gun, but I picked up the pace in case.

I made it home safely, but with a head full of questions…

Who was the photo for? Where would he post his ‘art’? Why did he think he would be alone on a popular hike and bike trail? What is the title of his piece? And most importantly…Why oh why couldn’t he had been a nude woman???

How bout you? Can you answer any of the above questions?



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51 thoughts on “The Nude Photo Shoot Run

  1. Best story lead up I have ever read and best post ever. I’m at work in a quite office and had to refrain from snorting… And I LOVE that you waved at him. I need to leave the office, excuse me.

    • Haha, thank you so much!!!! I’m really glad you enjoyed it and get my sense of humor! Haha, I hope you don’t get in trouble at work!

  2. I definitely think that wins for the oddest thing seen on a run. And creepiest….

  3. I’m gonna say I had high expectations after the title, and thankfully you didn’t disappoint.

    Man my runs are lame.

    • Haha, thank you Ash! I’m glad I could follow through for you!

      Maybe you just need to pay more attention to what’s goin on around you! There might be some craziness!

  4. Ditto what Chocolate Covered Race Medal said.

    You win.

  5. WalkToRio

    Googling “man g-string trail” would probably takes us to his tumblr page in a couple of days.
    Can you imagine if he writes about “The Runner who waved at me after seeing me half naked”.
    That’d be precious, just saying.
    Gotta get googling lol

    • LOL! I’ll have to google that….er uh, wait, maybe not!
      Hahaha, I would LOVE it if he wrote a post like that. Hahaha!


  7. missadventuresinrunning

    That is hilarious! You never know what you are going to see when you go out for a run. However, I hope that is something I never see on one of mine. Makes for an awesome story, though!

    • Ha, thank you!!! Very true, you never know what’s around the corner. Ha, yeah, good story, but some things can’t be unseen!

  8. You handled that very well. I don’t know what I would have done. I wonder if he would’ve handled it differently if you were a woman? He probably would have been more em-bare-assed. I know, I’m kind of lame when it comes to humour.

    • Why thank you! Yeah, I wondered that too after I passed him. I don’t know if a female would’ve changed anything. Hahaha, nice one – I’m kicking myself for not coming up with that joke first!

  9. HAHAHA!! OMG what the hell!?! I would have died.

  10. Hilarious! Great re-telling of the story! When you run outdoors all of the time, you’re bound to come across some interesting things once in awhile! I ran by a naked guy in Napa in broad daylight. He was on all 4s, I think he may have been doing nude yoga..or that’s what I told myself!

    **Also, public nudity was legal in SF up until last year. I can tell you with certainty it’s NEVER naked women.

    • Thanks Jamie!!! Yeah, you never know what you’re going to see, that’s for sure! Oh myyyy, I hope he was doing yoga. I’m sure Cali has a lot more crazy people than we do here. I always have great stories after visits there!
      Hahahaha, DANG!

  11. Wow, um no thanks! What was he thinking? I wonder how many other people saw him.

    • I have no idea what he was thinking! I know others were out there running or walking their dogs, but I think I was the first that he saw judging by his expression.

  12. I’m sorry, but besides the obvious in the situation, the one thing that doesn’t make sense is “a large professional lens attached to the iPhone”. I’m perplexed.

  13. Haha, it’s like the saying goes: everything is weirder in Texas.

  14. Ha! Well…that’s something you don’t see everyday!

  15. OMG, I SO wish you had the answers to all that! I wonder why he was using an iPhone and not something else. What was the fancy lens that was attached to it?

  16. This is hilarious! and Scary! and Intriguing!

  17. You live in a really weird town.

  18. Haha, I love that you gave him a wave.

  19. How bizarre! I don’t know what I would have done if I saw that…

  20. NOBODY can answer those questions. Nobody.

  21. So funny… and weird! What was he thinking?? I love the wave too. I would’ve blurted something out loudly and had a not too happy expression on my face!

    • Ha, I have no idea what he was thinking. Yeah, I didn’t know what to do. As an artist, I wanted to support him, but as a common sensed citizen I wanted to report him. Oh well.

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  23. OH MY GOD. How did I miss this post!? I’m really glad you didn’t get attacked. WTF. I have so many unanswered questions!

    You officially win the “weirdest thing seen on a run” award.

    • Hahaha, I don’t know how you missed it! I hope we can one day get the answers!

      LOL, thank you! I will gladly accept that award!

  24. OMG, this had me laughing so hard one of my co-workers asked me what was so funny!

  25. That beats every strange thing I have ever seen on a run!

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