Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I Need An Angle!
I DON'T HAVE AN ANGLE!
Adam is funny, Chris is knowledgeable and patient, the Green Girl is GREEN, Neil runs in bare feet, Marlene is massacring the halfs and marathons EVERY weekend, EMZ races horses in death valley during the afternoon breaks between marathons, Skierz does TRIs, Claudia eats ravioli in restaurants, Anne has friggen ASTHMA!, Q is handsome and faster than greased lightning, Caratunk Girl swims in Pleasant Pond, other people run for causes, interview great runners, and have contests every week. And on top of that all the girls I follow are hot. I'm trying to find just one skanky biotch, that disses others, doesn't care for her kids, or looks like a derailed-pork-pieces train coming back from a Chicago rending house - but it's impossible! You girls are all HOT!
All the blogs I read, are either informative, funny, in some new area of running, or at the extremes of sport. There are also many great fat to fit blogs out there like, Clydesdale Project, Running Fat Guy, and Super Fatlete. So I want to explore (in at least a few posts) some ideas with all my readers.
Here are some angles I've thought of (and you are welcome to suggest more):
Nude Running: literally running balls out even on the EZ recovery runs! Some problems here (legal of course) but there are IT band issues later in life when your testicles begin to bounce around your knees and wrap around them during fartleking. Also there's no place to pin the bib number.
Backwards Running: This could be revolutionary, imagine having to do stretches in the other direction! Talking about a consistent toe-plant - and trying to get your stride longer than a foot! A blog like this would definitely move throughout the running blogosphere and attract readers. And the offshoot blog Running Sideways!
Bare-Hands Running: I would be the envy of every athlete with shin splints, hair-line heel fractures, IT Band issues, etc. I could even see Nike and Brooks getting on side and starting a shod-hands running glove.
or a whole series of different ways of training
Running in Guantanamo Jump Suits: this could take on a bit of a protest movement spin - improves your heat tolerance.
Running after Drinking: 15 minute pre-run preparation - 4 Keith's IPAs and 2 shots of Captain Morgan - improves your dizziness and washroom-break management.
Running While Holding Your Breath: a few minutes of training to get your body to use the oxygen it has very very efficiently. Would quickly become an EXTREME sport. Race times would be measured to the hundredth of a second.
Running With Eyes Closed: this could really improve the "feel" of running ... and then you would not feel so good after being hit by a car - but that's what would make the blog interesting!
P.S. did my weights and HCC today ... and I'm moving to a new office this week, so I have a little less time to visit all the blogs that I would like, but I plan to catch up on Friday.