>General Running>Things that make you swear when you run
Bloody nipples. That hurt for days afterwards.
Ever come across that spray on plaster (bandaid) stuff? Do not. I repeat, do not, spray this onto bloody nipples. Trust me on this.
The tangents are moot.
Liquid Bandage. Sprayed it on my knee one time. Could not believe how much it stung. I can just imagine the little dance you might do after spaying it on nipples.
Falling is easy, it's getting back up that becomes the problem ~Staind
Right on Hereford...
- A crowd of 15 teenagers on lunch break socializing smack dab in the middle of the busiest running path in the country. I have thrown a low shoulder into the nearest one on several occasions when they wouldn't get out of the way.
~Sara It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great. ~ Jimmy Dugan
- Every Tuesday (which is track day for me) THE WIND IS FRIGGIN' 60+ MPH! I would switch track day to Wednesdays, but I know the wind would just switch days as well.
At the Y's tiny indoor track: The only entrance to the fitness area is across the track. It's amazing how many people don't think to look to see if anyone is barrelling around the corner. And also how many stop ON the track to talk. There are only two lanes, so it's hard to avoid people like that.
The other annoying thing is people who do weird workouts on the track - walking VERY slowly for awhile, and then sprinting like crazy. Playing leapfrog on a track that's 19 laps to a mile is no fun.
Eat, Play, Run
Cars.....dogs.....more friggin snow....wind. And when my earbuds fall out for the umpteenth time.
My favorite is the WALKERS who somehow end up about a half a mile ahead of all the folks like me who start back in the 9:00 mpmile corral. AND then walk six abreast so the entire mass of runners have to flow around them.
While they talk....
I wear a thin headband and then loop the earbuds through the top and plug them into my ears. It holds them in place really well.
2010 Races: Snicker's Marathon(2:58:38), Scenic City Trail Marathon(3:26:36), Laurel Highlands Ultra 77(19:13:44), Ironman Louisville(13:07:07) 2011 Races: Mount Cheaha 50k 5:22:47, Tobacco Road Marathon, Mohican 100 Miler