I ran into a friend the other day at a garage sale.
She said, "Was that you I saw yesterday?'
I said, "I don't know--where?"
She said, "Running, by--"
"No." I interrupted.
(Then I heard a burst of laughter from my mom--apparently evesdropping on the conversation.)
She did not need to finish, because if my baby isn't heading for the street or a glass of milk isn't falling off the table, I do not run.
I would have let her finish if she had said, "briskly walking" or maybe even, "totally moving while pushing a stroller," but I could quite confidently answer that she had not seen me running the day before.
Oh, but if you see someone who looks like me that just won an art contest, baked a fancy dessert at the party, or came up with a cure for cancer, it probably is me. But if I don't wave, I'm probably just tired (you would be too if you did all that stuff!).