Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

This morning while running I heard something hit beside me. I knew it had been a bird dropping and I thought, "woah, that was close." Then my watch beeped to change intervals, I looked down at it, and it was covered in bird poop. Yuck!

So what has been the grossest thing that has happened to you during training or racing?

5 comments:

jeff said...

this happens to me whenever it is hot and humid and i'm working really hard.

i don't mind, but it gets me some odd looks.

Emmett said...

Wow, that sucks, sorry to hear. Can't think right off the top of my head too much, but I have had to run to the side of the road to go to the bathroom, thats never comfortable.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Hey Meredith! Well - it was actually while spectating a race last year in Pensacola. A Pelican pooped and it landed on my shoulder. The three guys I was with all stepped away and one exclaimed, "Now you've got good luck for a year!"

It didn't help, though, as I was covered in pelican poop. Yuck.

So... I can definitely empathize with the bird poop. YUCK.

Val said...

Obviously I don't train or race, but while at Angel Falls with a bunch of campers and a volunteer whom I'D used to camp with (who's also an excellent friend of mine), we were singing at the campfire. The firelight had drawn bugs and moths, and as I inhaled to sing the chorus of "One Tin Soldier", a moth flew into my mouth and turned into powder on the back of my throat. I'm gasping and "gackhhhhkking" and my friend Jon quips, "song a little too high for you, Val?" and cracks up. I manage to cough out "no, ugh, moth!" and he starts laughing that much harder. Ick. =P They're not very tasty.

miastella said...

gross! mine has to do with a spit misfire...haha...gross!