Another Friday, another batch of thwarted thoughts and blog posts that didn't make it to the big stage.
1. MacGyver :: gum
2. Garter :: belt
3. Wedge :: drive
4. Inches :: feet
5. Code :: Morse
6. Water :: vapor
7. Running :: shoes
8. Curly :: cue
9. Turkey :: feast
10. Stupor :: drunken
I used to watch MacGyver all the time. I guess the joke was that he could make anything out of gum and a paper clip, or something to the effect. And as for the belt... hey now!
Issues, Issues and More Issues
I have a confession to make. I've had tape on my nipples all week. It's not by choice necessarily but they've been covered with tape nonetheless. I put tape on before Saturday's 10-mile run in the rain because, well, because that's what I've been doing lately to prevent bleeding. And I didn't really want to rip it off and then repeat the process for Sunday's 10-miler, so when the tape didn't budge in the shower I left it alone.
After Sunday's run, I tried again to yank it off but the tape must have grown roots because it was grabbing hold like no other tape has done before. I've tried numerous times this week to ease the tape off in the shower but to no avail. The last time I had tape on the nips and took it off forcefully was a day or two before Thanksgiving, and it took about 20-30 minutes of me being a sissy, I mean, me gently tugging at the tape and trying to pull it off. I felt frustrated afterward because it took so much stinking time and it ended up hurting anyway.
In case you're new to Muddy Runner, these Nipple Chronicles have been ongoing. This particular post has pictures that Tats referred to as gnarly. The pics aren't of the actual nipples [you have to pay to see those ;) ] but some of the stuff they leave behind, the fallout if you will.
I feel like I'm just getting to my wits end again. So much tape has gone on and come off and gone on and come off recently that it's just frustrating. But that's the price I pay, I suppose. I know other male runners are not as affected as this as I am so sometimes I feel sort of alone in my plight but then again I don't get blisters or other things (knock on wood) so I can't complain too much.
Once this tape comes off, and it's coming off today no matter how hard I have to pull, I'm going to stick with the skin-tight undershirt that worked well for the most part. It started to not work well last month but I want to lay off the tape for a while. My awesome blog buddy Tahoegirl sent me some really cool stuff that helps take the edge off. It's like Body Glide, which I also use. Both really do help with the pain but the nipples still bleed unless I run a really short run or I use tape.
Oh yeah, one other issue. Remember my black toenail? The one that appeared here? Well, it has a dancing partner now. The same toenail on the right foot has started to go black.
It's actually not new. That one, the tonenail on the right foot, went black first, I believe sometime around January or February. It left for a while as it was back to normal but now it's returned and singing... cue AC/DC...
Back in black
I hit the sack
I've been too long I'm glad to be back...
...'Cause I'm back; Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm back; Yes, I'm back
Well, I'm ba-a-ack, ba-a-ack
(Well) I'm back in black
Yes, I'm back in black
What's up with my dogs? I swear, these face-lickers just can't calm down. They have to be right up on me, right in my face. I'm only sorta mildly irritated when they do this. I mean, I don't really care most of the time but it would be nice to have some $#@&*!# space.
The dog looking at you is named Rooney and he's kind of a scaredy-cat. He is actually scared of cats. Seriously. Well, except for our cat, who is literally twice his size. The dog behind him, Tevez, is the food-eater and more aggressive one. He's like a sausage with legs, although we've worked hard on him being less aggressive with food, and it's worked.
The dogs are about two years old, both chihuahuas. They don't bark up a storm because we worked very hard with them to avoid them becoming the kinds of dogs that bark at every little thing. Nothing annoys me more than that, and what's really great is we have dogs on either side of us that bark a lot. Cool.
Oh, and notice the sticker on my laptop behind Rooney? I know, you're jealous.
Yeah, I was trying to blog when my dogs decided to make themselves comfortable on my lap. So I took a picture of them. And then I chased them away.
LB's Song of the Week
This might be my favorite children's artist. TMBG is making a strong case, but before them there was Dan Zanes.
Dan Zanes was actually in a "real" band, something called the Del Fuegos. Not familiar with them. But now he's a children's artist. He got into kids music because he realized that, when he had his own kids, there wasn't much out there that both the kids and parents could enjoy. There are some CDs the girls have that are excruciating, like I-want-to-rip-my-ears-out excruciating. So I naturally gravitated towards stuff like Dan Zanes because can not only get through it just fine but I actually enjoy some of it.
Like this one.