Monday, September 22, 2008

Desnotathon II: Friendly Fire

Just be glad that you don't know me in real life. And if you do know me in real life, be glad you didn't see me Sunday until after I had changed out of my snot-encrusted red running shirt. It was not a good day for the Snot Rocket Guidance System.

Usually the SRGS discharges projectiles safely away from the body and to the side of the running path. This did not happen often during my final long run. There was, let's say, a thickness from the sickness last week. This viscosity was not conducive to proper rocket propulsion.

One such misfire resulted in a direct hit on my right shoulder. If I were to describe the stain, you would never eat clams again.

But I did not focus on these several errant blows because I had started off the run by doing something completely idiotic.

I did not feel my right thigh, but I did feel my left hip. A lot. Painfully, a lot. That's fun. I was limping all of yesterday and most of this morning while I was traipsing through airports, from Cleveland to Chicago-Midway to Nashville. I'm going to go ahead and call it nothing and hope I don't feel it when I try to get a run in by trying to find the Ryman Auditorium.

However, I was able to disassociate myself from the hip pain because I had done that stupid thing before I even started my run. I put on my running shoes without socks.

What?

Four More Days
There's very little left to do but keep my legs loose and healthy. Get used to reading about the Akron Marathon because that will be the subject of every post this week and maybe even next week.

Country Beer
One benefit of traveling for work is drinking on the job. Tonight, I was at a welcome reception with two free drink tickets. Usually, that means some shit beer, shittier liquor and some wine. They surprised me with a local brew, Yazoo Pale Ale. Not bad. Nothing to write home about, but something to write you schleps about. Cheers.

20 comments:

nwgdc said...

I had NO IDEA what your post title was...DESnotathon? DESNOTathon? desnotTATHLON? And then, your first paragraph...ahh...DeSNOTathon!

Looking forward to learn more about Akron!

Blyfinn said...

Glad to hear that you're not going completely insane in the last week of the taper. I normally get kicked out of the house and have to sleep on the porch.

Ms. V. said...

Thanks for helping me not eat tonight.

Looking forward to the race report, and your tapering tales.

BTW, my favorite sentence: This viscosity was not conducive to proper rocker propulsion.

That's some mighty fine writing, my friend.

Xenia said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Dude, here's some advice for you. Stop hurting yourself. Having dispensed that nugget of wisdom, maybe I should listen to it myself since I seem to be destroying all my joints while running lately.

And my puerile sense of humor still has me laughing at 'Gaylord Opryland'.

Marcy said...

Oy, I'm with Xenia on this one *puke* Guess it's just too early in the AM for me to read this. Go figure since I just wiped dirty toddler ass LOL

Anyway, 4 days, eh? I'm sure you'll do fabulous ;D

the erratic epicurean said...

i wish i didn't know you in real life....

Vava said...

Thank goodness I am allergic to Clams, for I get the picture... Here's hoping your "thickness" from your "sickness" is gone by race time! LOL

Ted said...

I am getting nauseous at this moment. Thanks for the lovely post !!! I just lost my appetite.

Big said...

Looking forward to hearing about Akron, its only a few days away!

S said...

I'm surprisingly not disgusted by the failed snot-rockets. But the lack of socks made me laugh. I have forgotten to bring socks when I drive to the park and am forced to rewear a pair but I've never actually forgotten to put a pair on. I am impressed. Good luck with the tapering and try to stay sane (or something like that).

Nitmos said...

Use that same shirt on race day. It may come in handy for a late race nutrition boost. Taper on!

tfh said...

Hmm, if this grosses you out, you probably don't want to see the gloves I run with in winter. But if you do, I can send them to you for raceday luck.

RazZDoodle said...

Looks as though clams will be off the menu until further notice.

Any recommendations for a good brew with BBQ? More specifically, ribs and brisket. Lemme know.

Sarah said...

I have achieved pinpoint accuracy with the Farmer Blow technique. However, my spit-launching skills leave much to be desired. Quite frequently I end up with strands of saliva on my chin, cheek, shoulder, arm, hand, chest, you name it. Once I even got some on my leg.

As for posting a link to the Proclaimers' song on my blog without clearing it with you first, well, I guess great (drunk) minds think alike. ;)

Only four more days? When does the beverage taper begin? Or will there be one at all?

Have fun in Nashville.

Vanilla said...

I won't ever eat clams again anyway, so go ahead and describe the stain to your heart's desire.

Roisin said...

REALLY?!?! As I'm eating clam chowder...I kid you not.

chia said...

My snot rockets traditionally land themselves on my own legs for some reason. Really quite disgusting if I do say so myself.

Jess said...

Haha nasty!

Virginia Dressler said...

"thickenss from the sickness". Gross.

Looking forward to booing... errrr i mean... cheering you on Saturday mornin!

Shit beer! Bring a girl a souvenir for chis sake!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

It's ok. I love hearing other people as obsessed as I am. (mostly cause then I know i'm not that crazy)

3 more sleeps!:):):)
Eeeeeee