Athletics Magazine

Something Smells Like B.O.

By Brisdon @shutuprun

Look what came in the mail today - it is the bigger, bad-asser sister to the Hydraquiver pack I did a review on not long ago. This is the DOUBLE BAREL (DB). Thanks to Orange Mud for sending it to me.


It just so happens I have a long (19 mile) run tomorrow (I usually do them on weekends, but will be out of town), so the DB will be coming along (I’ll let you know how I like it). The only complaint I have about this pack is that the part of the straps that go under my arms are getting a really, nice, strong scent of BO. Too bad this blog does not have a scratch ‘n sniff option. Someone should invent that. (Did you ever have those books when you were little? They were my favorites. I am glad my “Everyone Poops” book does not have a scratch ‘n sniff, however).

Mapping out long runs is tough. There are only so many routes and sometimes finding 20ish miles is not easy. I decided on an out and back for tomorrow’s run because that mentally sounded easier than one big 19 mile loop. That’s what I am tricking my brain to think anyway.


9.5 + 9.5 = 19, right? I am not thinking clearly. I was up much too late last night. Guess where I was?


Cry me a river. It was Justin Timberlake. With Erika.


It didn’t even START until 9:00 p.m. Usually, this is about the time that me and my 46 (almost 47) year old self are in bed, eating Dots/Hot Tamales/Mike ‘n Ikes and starting to doze off.

The concert wasn’t all that. I’m not a huge JT fan anyway, and for some reason the performance didn’t do much for me. I liked the dancing, but there was no huge screen, so even with good seats it was tough to see. Then I drove home in a snow storm and didn’t get into bed until 12:30 a.m.

Maybe lack of sleep is why I had a mishap today. I took Heidi out back where there is a creek that’s about 3 feet deep. It’s been frozen, but we’ve had some warm days (foreshadow). Heidi ran right across it and I…fell in. You can see where. It was up to my thighs and I couldn’t get out, I kept falling in. When I finally did get out (FMAO), I crossed over to get Heidi. I went down a bit and tried to cross back over. And yes. I fell in again. Brilliant. I still can’t feel my legs.


By the way, Heidi has a new best friend. They ran 5 miles this week:


Too bad this cute couple can’t make baby Heidis, but I think they are each missing some essential parts needed for puppy making.

One last thing – go HERE to Clair’s yoga/running-related blog where she does an interview with me about Ironman Florida (she was there!). She has some great questions.


What’s the last concert you’ve seen? Before last night I think it was Taylor Swift.

When do you go to bed usually? I get in bed at about 9pm, usually asleep before 10pm. Unless it’s New Year’s Eve or a JT concert.


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