MINNEAPOLIS—As public spaces slowly begin to reopen with social distancing guidelines requiring guests to remain six feet apart, local jogger Brayden Kline’s interpretation of measurement is pretty subjective.
“The sidewalk is like three feet wide and I’m not going to run into the street,” said Kline as he finished his run at Boom Island Park, “these jabronis are just going to have to deal, you know?”
The guidelines, which are recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health and Safety, are put into place to prevent COVID-19 from being transmitted via air- the same air heavily inhaled and exhaled by anyone jogging.
“Don’t even get me started on wearing a mask- I could suffocate,” said Kline. “So I brush up on a couple shoulders when I’m out for a gallop. I pay taxes here – it’s my right to run wherever and people are going to have to chill.”
Kline is currently training for the 2021 Grandma’s Marathon, held annually in Duluth, but may find it hard to complete the 26.2-mile course with a ventilator.