Friday, February 18, 2011

Flashback Friday: Sore Bits

Oh, nipple chaffage, how I missed you! My four-plus miles through the neighborhoods last night proved just how much I overdid it last time. Oops, I overdid it again.

Sometimes I forget just how hilly my side of Akron is. I mean, it is called "West Hill." There's got to be some reasoning behind that moniker.

I was happy to be wearing just a single layer, plus my vest half-zipped (and worn mostly to carry stuff), but even that was being overdressed for the 50-degree weather.

The snow and thick ice crust have continued to melt, and I can now see grass for the first time this year. The front yard of our apartment building, however, could still be used as a makeshift ice rink. But the roads are mostly clear.

I love when you can actually feel the air temperature change when you encounter an obscenely large pile of slush. I don't love the feeling of chafed tender bits, but it's kind of soothing in a way -- like the return of an old friend, a friend that you never particularly cared for, but whom you hung out with anyway. That's nipple chaffage, and it's back.

Back Talk
Wherein some people might be just a bit jealous of my avoiding shitty weather.

Spike also seems to enjoy the first taste of freedom that warming weather provides: "It is on days like that when more than just the hard core runners step outside, and I love to see them eagerly enjoying the first run of the year...it helps me forget that I've been running in snowy crap for weeks."

Answer: Early spring races are for chumps. Have fun in Boston, chump.

Nitmos feels left out of the adventures of running in Ohio: "You sound like you got more snow than us. I can see half of my lawn at least. Further proof that God likes Ohio least..."

Answer: There's still a Michigan. Further proof that there is no God.

Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates. Have a finely brewed weekend. Run well and drink well. Cheers!

5 comments:

Nitmos said...

Lebron is killin' it in South Beach!

The Sean said...

Those "drafts" of cold air make me search around for a "like" button.

BarefootJosh said...

Little circle bandaids from Rite-Aid:
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Spike said...

I have enough chest hair to prevent the shirt from ever touching the nip.

Enjoy that thought over the weekend.

BrianFlash said...

I found the hills this weekend also. Hurts so good!