Athletics Magazine

Let’s Pee In the Corner

By Brisdon @shutuprun

When we finished the Bolder Boulder 10K this weekend, Ken told me that there was some guy near him who puked his guts out at the finish line. I really hate those stories because I hate puke so  much (well, no one likes it – but my issue is definitely phobia-level), and I always consider myself lucky to not be near pukers during races (I mean, seriously, give me sweat, blood, phlegm, poop and I’m golden. But keep the puke far, far away).

Today our pictures came back from the race and here is one of Ken. Guess who is behind him?


I guess I was too busy waving my club around to notice:


So, puking aside, decided to do a sprint triathlon this coming Sunday, which is funny because there has been no training for it. Training isn’t necessary for every race, is it?

I got my butt to spin class just so I can remember how to pedal before Sunday. The instructor was playing that song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers “The Zephyr Song” – you know the one that says “Fly way on my zephyr” ?  (What is a zephyr anyway?) She said she always thought the lyrics were “Fly away on my cellphone” (listen to it – it really sounds like that).

I swear, at any given time I have 42 songs that I think I know the lyrics to, but don’t. It really is quite amusing.

  • I thought “Like a virgin, touched for the very first time” was, “Like a virgin, touched for the 33rd time.”
  • I thought “Every time you go away,you take a piece of me with you” was, “Every time you go away, you take a piece of meat with you.”
  • I thought (from Losing My Religion by REM) “That’s me in the corner” was, “Let’s pee in the corner.”

Let’s pee in the corner!! LOLAM (Laughing Out Loud At Myself)

The best is when you think you know the lyrics and you are singing at the top of your lungs and someone says, “Uh, wait. What do you think this song says??” Then they laugh at you for a very long time, as I’ve they’ve never gotten any lyrics wrong.

Do you ever throw up at the end of races (or during)? Me? No.

Ever do an spontaneous race that you really haven’t trained for? No, not usually. I’m usually too Type A for that.

Ever get the lyrics wrong in songs? (It cannot just be me)


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