Monday, October 26, 2009

Snot Rockets!

So, I'm listening to a morning show and they pose the question - what is a disgusting habit that your spouse or SO does that you can't stand? The range was everything from really gross, biting toenails to more simple stuff like leaving the bathroom door open. The finishing one that the host of the show could NOT get over was a woman with a runny nose and impending snot rocket. Apparently, he was watching a triathlon on tv and saw a woman going through an aid station grabbing water with a string of snot coming from her nose and THEN (gasp) she did a farmer's blow. The studio crowd was totally disgusted and could NOT figure out WHY this woman couldn't get a tissue at the aid station to blow her nose because that was just SO disgusting. I was actually laughing thinking - it's simple, it takes too much time. Can't waste time on a booger when seconds count. Of course, it seemed so simple to me but I guess it's NOT normal to the general population.
This lovely moment was captured post race so it still counts as a race moment. Muncie Endurathon in 2008 and I was sick as a dog. I had to evacuate my nose constantly. It was captured on film...I was out of tissue...I don't know that ever had any. Ewwwww, the radio show host would be disgusted!
I got in ~80 miles of bike, a baby sized run and some swimming this weekend. Of that 80, 20 of it was my 20 mile TT. I have a knack for choosing the crappiest day of the weekend. Of course, I rode on the coldest, windiest of the two days - niceeee! I was not happy with the NUMBER that saw but my effort was there because I was spent. My legs are still cashed from this weekend. Today, I will rest. Now, it's the countdown, less than two weeks to B2B. Woohoo.

31 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I was just commenting on your other post and then here this one appears!

Slow down! You'll end up peeing on yourself again!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I'm jealous. I can't do snot rockets.

Diana said...

I'm as proud of my "snot rockets" as I am my "callused" kettlebell hands!

Shannon said...

I love a women who does a "snot rocket" in a skirt! You're my friggin hero chick!

Carly said...

LMAO!! I fail at the snot rocket technique, I always miss and get it on myself.

joyRuN said...

Freaking weak sissy non-runners who cannot appreciate the beauty of a well-executed snot rocket!

And you all gussied up snot rocketing away? LOVE that pic - should be your new FB profile pic!

Kim said...

i snot rocket all over the place too! and sometimes (like on saturday), i got it all over myself!!!! :) you crack me up.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

There is something kinda sexy when a woman just shoots one out, BUT the situtation has to call for it, I guess its just a triathlete thing.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

They are best when you have a slight cold... stiffer with color.

I would love to see a show with triathletes peeing on the bike..

I saw the American olympic trials one year and there was the professional color commentator and the marathoner expert as his side kick. Around mile 23 the leader wasn't looking too good and the color guy was commenting on it. And then, BARF, all over the place. The commentator thought the runner was dying. The side kick marathoner calmly said, "no, he actually is probably feeling pretty good right now", and then went on the win the race.

MCM Mama said...

Love the snot rocket photo! I so wish I could do them, but all my snot goes down my throat. Thanks to that, I can hock a lugie better than a teenage boy...

Carolina John said...

yea baby. 2 weeks and counting. taper madness time.

i am the rocket champ.

Tri Mommy said...

Too funny. Never thought about how gross it was, but more out of necessity. Of course, I usually announce them before I do them during a workout with others so they can avoid the snot, just in case, but still!

Julie said...

I'm not too good at snot rockets -- though it's not for lack of trying. I just can't seem to get all the boogers out, so I end up wiping the residual boogie-mess on my forearms. Usually my right one because my left has a watch that hurts my face if I rub my schnoz in it. LOL!

The consequence of this, is that the stripe on my arm where I continually wipe my nose tans more than the rest of my arm -- because it's always wet, see?

It's funny what triathletes consider normal and the rest of the world do... LOL!!! I like our bubble of reality better! :) :) :)

FLATOUT JIM said...

YOU People are SICK!!!

Except Missy. You are just pure hotness baby. Boogers and all.

Keith said...

I'm more a dribbler, and having a big moustashe doesn't help. Love the pic!

onehourironman, Breewee had a video clip on one of her blogs with a guy peeing on the bike.

kristen said...

I love snot rockets. They work so much better than tissue. The only problem is that I'm so much better at it on one nostril. what's that about?! Maybe this winter I'll train the other nostril.

Yay for taper!!!

Jon Gilchrist said...

I have worked diligently at perfecting and economizing my snot rockets. So days..the snot gods are with me...and others - I'm left to fend for myself. I always ensure all paths are clear before I let one loose. I'd hate to snot someone else...

Ryan said...

Just a warning...If you stand next to me at any point before the swim start at B2B, I'll probably be peeing. As long as you know...I'm ok with it :-)

theloosemoose said...

Niiice!! I love that you look all glamorous and girly while you're snot rocketing. Way to go!!!

Beth said...

I aspire to learn this amazing skill. I also cannot spit without a long stream of it coming down and sticking to my arm. One day :)

Enjoy the taper!

JP said...

Downtown Muncie on a Saturday night, all dressed up and let her go.Missy you are a ROCK STAR.

Mae said...

You HAVE to send this post to that radio show! Hilarious!!! Enjoy your taper and send the rockets blasting.

Vickie said...

Even if they had any tissues, what would be your ability to use one? My hands are always so sweaty it would just stick to them and be useless. If I could wear gloves all year long, that works best for me. Gloves, the always available snot wipers. I have the total inability of blowing snot rockets because it always ends up back on me somewhere. "Normal" people just do not understand.

Jo Lynn said...

I do snot rockets ALL THE TIME when I'm on the trail or the bike. Sorry but my nose runs faster than me when I'm out there.

We are getting your wind today. Horrible!

KayVee said...

Snot rockets? Yeesh. Dad, the Marine, taught that to all us kids when we were just wee ones. However, I am still having difficulty visualizing the toenail biter. Now, *that's* some flexibility!

Heidi Austin said...

i can think of A LOT worse things than snot rockets. So if that is the grossest thing you do, then I would say that is a positive in my book.

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The Running Girl said...

Thanks for your post on my blog. I am sorry to hear about your boxer. I actually read that post while in DC and got all teary eyed and decided I couldn't post right then. I've had several animals live to be 14-17 years, so I feel your pain. Roscoe is doing well. He missed me while I was gone and didn't eat his breakfast the morning I came home. Boy was he glad to see me.

Southbay Girl said...

gotta love snot rockets!

ShirleyPerly said...

What??? "Normal" people think snot rockets are disgusting? Well, they'd better not get around me. I am a SR Queen :-)

Way to go on your TT. You've earned your taper!

Alisa said...

It's certainly not the most pleasant thing in the world but people that aren't athletes don't get it.

I do carry tissue in the cold weather months but honestly, a good snot rocket really helps clear it out. Gloves are also key =)

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