April 21st, 2010


running things

Among my many errands yesterday I went and bought new running shoes.   I tend to wear a hole in the back of the heel cup on my shoes, and on Saturday after three miles I had an impressive blister which meant it was definitely new shoe time.  It's nice to sit and chat running with other people who get some of the oddities of the sport.  It was also unnervingly cool to watch the shoe fitter pick up my old shoes (always bring them) and look at their soles for a moment then say "Your hips get sore.  And you have trouble with your knees?"  Apparently old running shoes are better than tea leaves.  I narrowed it down to two pairs of shoes which felt nearly identical.  The difference was in look and price - the really cool looking shoes were $40 more expensive.  So I have the not quite so cool looking shoes.

I went out for a run this morning and they felt good.  But that is not the success of this morning.  Because I went running even though it is raining.  Now it feels like I'm in training again, now a silly thing like the weather isn't going to stop me.  I've got my new shoes and I have a plan. 

However, now I have to finish my entry for this week's Idol.  I didn't like any of my ideas and last night I was cranky about it.  J was asking random questions about the topic (underdog) to de-crankify me and said the perfect thing.   I am excited about my entry - but the edit on this one is more time consuming than usual.

LJ Idol week 23 - underdog

What is under a dog? It depends
on where the dog is, I would guess.
In Iceland there’s ash
In Egypt there’s sand
If it's inside all day there's a mess.

If it’s naughty there might be a stain,
If it’s a girl there might be puppies,
If it runs too fast
Beside the fish tank
Then under it might be the guppies.

In the fall it might be pretty leaves
In the summer it would be the grass
As long as the dog
Is sitting down
Then under the dog is his ass.

Inside of the house, under a dog
There’s tile floor or a rug or parquet
(And inside a dog
under the house,
It’s dark, squishy and maybe decayed.)

Under a dog is a shadow,
Under a dog are it's feet.
Look at that Mom!
That dog's under a dog
Oh dear, I guess she's in heat.

Under dog in the dictionary
Doggerel is one word you will find
Defined as verse that
Is rude, crude, or poor
That was a thought I could get behind

***This is my entry for week 23 of LJ Idol: underdog. There was a voice post but I didn't have time to finish edits, update the reading and move everything before the deadline. I had several other ideas for this week but none that really clicked until this silliness.***