About an hour ago my alarm went off but even before I could curse it out for disrupting the best sleep ever, my phone began to ring. I guess it really was time to wake up after all. It was my friend calling to ask if I was going to work out. I said I was and I told her where. Then she asked "Why there? Why don't you go to Lekki-Ikoyi bridge?". I'm like dude, distance, that's why!
She scoffs and says "Distance ke? People come from Ajah to jog there. People even come from mainland sef! So what are you saying?"
And guys, this is what boggles my brain. I see people going from Jakande, Agungi, Chevron and even Ajah to jog on the Lekki/Ikoyi bridge. I mean, if all you really need is a place to jog there's the Chevron alternative route, yes? Or there's the ROAD! Yes, the road, where people who really want to jog, do jog. But maybe I can even excuse that, If you drive pass Surulere stadium and come all the way to Lekki/Ikoyi to jog then you're obviously on a mission. Please tell me what that mission is?
I noticed over a year ago when this jogging thing started becoming a fad in Lekki phase 1, but then it was just residents. Now it's a state-wide epidemic and the whole of Lagos have chosen to squeeze their fit and not-so-fit bodies onto one bridge.
Sometimes you'd see some of the ladies in their pink or neon coloured trainers, tight-tight pants and body hugging vests and you might want to ask "Nne what are you selling?". And then some times it's not just the unusually sexy gear that might get you thinking, it's the full "bridal makeup", the Peruvian hair flying in the wind and the way they'd make you wonder how someone exercises looking like that.
Ok, I'm not so clueless tbh. I hear a lot goes on on the Lekki/Ikoyi bridge. I hear it's become the No.1 place to meet husbands, wives, sugar daddies, f**k buddies and what not. These prospects could be in the form of other joggers on a mission as well, or road users who ply that route at that time of day with a mission in mind. Now of course not everybody who jogs there is on a mission other than keeping fit and losing weight, but those of y'all who come all the way from Kafanchan and Yola are really suspect!
Seriously though, can someone tell me what really goes on there. Should I begin to consider waking an hour earlier and finding my way to the famed bridge? Could that be my chance of avoiding being single this Christmas? Y'all know how horrible it can be being single during the holidays...
Hmmmm. I didn't tell you guys how some months ago Ahmed wanted us to go on a date. An exercise date, on the Lekki/Ikoyi bridge. Aha, now I know for certain one thing that goes on there.
LOL. Have a great week guys.