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What the hell is a "5K Foam Fest" (Read 223 times)

    I know 5Ks jumped the shark awhile ago with color, light, and other runs but ... WTF?

     

    They have an obstacle called "Big Baller."

     

     

    I both don't know where to start and am speechless at the same time.

     

    Please discuss.

     

    http://5kfoamfest.com/

     

      I'd sign up for a mud run followed by a foam fest followed by a light run to highlight the exfoliating mud and the cleansing foam.

      jimmyb


        I remember a contraceptive foam fest by a certain individual when a certain "big baller" would show up for midnight love.

        Log    PRs

          I have to confess I'm not sure what FFS means, but I have a strong suspicion that it conveys the core meaning of how I should vote.

          - Joe

          all running goals are under review by the executive committee.


          Cheap and Evil Girl

            Put foam back in my run?  I had foam in my run at some point?

            I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING.  

             

            "Mental toughness is built by doing something that is hard over and over again, especially when you don't feel like doing it. Our society has conditioned us to believe that there should be no discomfort, to stop when we are uncomfortable. But the discomfort we feel when we're doing a challenging workout is an important part of the strengthening process." -Jim Afremow, The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

              Joe, trust your gut.

                I hit the foam roller after every race and hard workout, not just 5k's. It just makes sense.

                Runners run.

                SillyC


                  FFS!

                   

                  I asked my undergraduate students about foam parties after seeing this:
                  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Ophthalmology/GeneralOphthalmology/41147

                   

                  You can get pinkeye from this foam, apparently.  (I'm a microbiology professor and we read the CDC's weekly reports in class, hence the reason to bring this up.)

                   

                  I asked them if foam parties were any fun.  They universally said no, and one of them went so far as to say, "I can't believe they are selling this to people.  Total crap scam.  There's a reason we don't take bubble baths anymore."


                  Feeling the growl again

                    Voted "FFS" but though about certain scenarios that might be worth watching.  But since this is a family site, I'll let manfromnantucket go there.

                    "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                     


                    Prince of Fatness

                      I have to confess I'm not sure what FFS means, but I have a strong suspicion that it conveys the core meaning of how I should vote.

                       

                      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=FFS

                      Semi-retired.

                        On our local race calendar, there's a 5k called "Drenched in Chocolate". What the hell?

                        HF #8206

                         

                        SillyC


                          On our local race calendar, there's a 5k called "Drenched in Chocolate". What the hell?

                           

                          No worries if you crap your pants!  I'm in and I'm going for a PR.

                             

                            No worries if you crap your pants!  I'm in and I'm going for a PR.

                             

                            HF #8206

                             

                              I have to confess I'm not sure what FFS means, but I have a strong suspicion that it conveys the core meaning of how I should vote.

                               

                                  FFS:    "For Foam's Sake!!"     (Replace word "foam" with expletive word....)

                               

                                  Added note:  These things get ever more ridiculous.  That "Big Baller" item looks like something a 10-year old would feel too old for, and wouldn't even be interested in going on.   -- Neighborhood kids around here where I live would look at it and say "I'm not climbing on that stupid "Foam"ing thing!     (Again, replace word "Foam" with expletive word....)

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                                Well, you certainly can't have a foam fest without a big baller or two so it seems about right.

                                 

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