Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday--Bad Haikus

Spring is finally here in New York and I'm slowly coming out of hibernation. Does that mean I didn't run all winter? Of course not! But it does mean my fingers were too cold to type and my brain was too cold to think creatively. Thankfully, it's warm enough to at least allow me to type--no guarantees my brain has thawed yet. In the spirit of spring, here are some Friday haikus for you. Enjoy!

Early Spring Afternoon, Central Park by Willard Metcalf

Running Nutrition
Chocolate, mocha
Sounds like a delicious treat
Too bad it's just Gu

Nature Calls
Really got to go
Public bathrooms still all locked
Look I found a tree!

The First Week of the Taper
Sixty done this week
Thought my taper had begun
Fewer miles my @$$!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Little Toilet Humor

With the Boston Marathon just over three weeks away, I made my annual sojurn to the Bay State for a final long run on the course this past weekend. As they have for the past five years, the folks at Saucony were kind enough to sponsor a porta potty along Comm Ave in Newton (right near Heartbrake Hill).

Phote from twitter user darrenrovell
I definitely remember taking advantage of their facility last year but I don't remember much else about it (probably a good sign, since one doesn't usually want to remember an indvidual potty break). This year, however, Saucony seems to have stepped up their game. Not only did they have a great slogan on the outsite of their plastic john, but they had a whole list of "dropped" slogans inside.

I wish I could remember them all, but here are a few I do that made me laugh my @$$ off:

Hope it's not another zero drop!

Bet you wish you weren't a barefoot runner now!

They don't call it 'Fartbreak Hill.'

If you're out on the course the next two weekends, do yourself a favor: even if you don't have to go, make a pit stop at the Saucony porta potty. That toilet humor should give you enough chuckles to help get you through the final 7 miles.