Tuesday, December 30, 2008

And So My Left Nipple Bled

It is comforting to know that I can still surprise myself. However, it is not so comforting when that surprise is in the form of a pear-shaped red stain on my white long-sleeve tech shirt. In fact, it is not comfortable at all.

The stain was discovered after I tallied another seven miles onto my year-long running scorecard. This kind of chafing is usually reserved for the humidity of mid-summer. It seems that the unseasonably (but not unwelcome) mild weather combined with my new running jacket created a sweatbox effect, which kept me comfortably warm while my damp shirt rubbed me beyond raw. My post-run shower was extra fun, in a burning sort of way.

It seems I'm not the only cold runner out there dealing with overdressing. Ted (NSFW) and Nic have both had some unusually warm outings. (Ted, perhaps a little too out.) Tonight is supposed to be another hot one in the high 30s, but don't worry. It'll drop down to the 20s by tomorrow.

Enjoy your New Year's celebrations, teammates. I'm off until Jan. 5, 2009. Though, perhaps I might post again if I feel a need to brag about a certain feat. Enjoy another holiday weekend. Run well and drink well.

Mile Tracker 1,000: 15 miles to go

14 comments:

P.O.M. said...

What certian feat do you speak of????

Sorry about the bloddy nips. Don't they have special nip covers for that problem? Or you could just tape a maxi pad to your chest.

Happy New Years :)

Xenia said...

What, no pictures?

Kaytie said...

The people demand photos. How am I supposed to link to your bloody images if you don't have any posted?

joyRuN said...

Dammit! Xenia & Kaytie beat me to it? How do we know you accomplished such manliness without visual proof?

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Happy New Year to you, too.

If you ever decide to brew your own, you can get everything you need here.

Ted said...

Oh how I hate bloody nipple! Next time, just put a duct tape over it. You will be glad!

15 miles to go.. You can do it. Just run for a couple hours from 10 p.m. to midnight. At the midnight hour, pop the champagne !!!

Happy New Year, Viper!

Vanilla said...

Happy New Year. No drinking goals that you need to accomplish before the end of 2008?

MCM Mama said...

Here's a deal for you - you run 15 miles to hit 1000 miles and I'll drink an Alaskan Smoked Porter in your honor. Oh, wait, I'll be drinking that regardless...

And get yourself some lansinoh and it'll heal that nip right up for you.

Blyfinn said...

I hate the raw nip showers. It is the worst kind of burning. Not like the good burning. what? what the hell am I talking about?

Jess said...

Poor nip. It's not good to be lopsided.

Roisin said...

I promise to have a few quality whiskies in honour of your nip this evening.

Carolina John said...

band-aids, man. little round nip covering band aids will take care of your nip problem. i swear by them.

Enjoy the new year's, good luck getting your 15 miles today!

Marcy said...

LMAO at Jess!

Have a fabulous New Years, my dear! Drink up and have fun (like you wouldn't or something :P)

X-Country2 said...

I knew from the title that it was going to be a painful story. Get some bandaids in your life.