MY QUEST TO QUALIFY NOT JUST FOR THE OLYMPIC TRIALS BUT FOR THE 2016 OLYMPICS IN THE MARATHON (to do this I will need to halve my marathon time)
On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
And exactly what do you think "marathon fresh scent" smells like?
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That is hilarious. Man if people want to pay money to smell like they just ran a marathon ... well then, i'm not sure I have a comment. I know what I smell like after a half-marathon and its not pretty. Maybe the scent improves after another 13.1?ReplyDelete
It's not even like it's stronger deodorant than "powder fresh" or "ooh la la lavender"! At least they used a real runner girl and not some namby pamby girl sort of vaguely running.Delete
LOL...I use that deodorant.ReplyDelete
Ha! Specifically marathon fresh scent? Do you smell like b.o.?Delete
I've used it. It smells good. You know, like good b.o., ha!ReplyDelete
Really you've used it? What did it smell like?Delete
Hard to describe - fruity, kind of. Not delicate and floral but distinctly NOTHING LIKE A MARATHONER. But it's that weird stuff you put on the night before so you don't sweat buckets the next day because you're, you know, running marathons. Did it work? Debatable. This was during my "my office is far too heated for the actual weather" days, and I was trying to avoid a)wearing summer clothes in the middle of winter, and b) sweating through all of my clothes.Delete
I just pointed that out to Karl yesterday and was like "who wants to smell like that??"ReplyDelete
(on a side note, every time I type my blog name from the iPhone I type b instead of n. Carla Rubs the World would be such a different kind of blog...)
I would read Carla Rubs the World. I would most definitely read that blog. Well, as long as there were fewer photos ;)Delete
Can I imessage you while you're in the states?
Eww! I think I'll stick with unscented thankyouverymuch.ReplyDelete