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 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!


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.

Junk Miler said...

Little circle bandaids from Rite-Aid:

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!