So let me just put this out there: you guys rock. Your RLAM slang entries, like every other comment you give us, were thoughtful, original and freakin' funny. It sounds insincere to thank you over a blog, but I don't have another way. So thanks.
I'm gonna be brief because I've spent most of tonight putting together--ta da--the RLAM Lexicon, whose entries are all from you girlies. Mostly I cut and pasted or tweaked just a bit. That said, I didn't put up every comment; if it was either a) too long or b) too individual to your family or c) a duplicate, I passed. (Not a reflection of you, of course; just of my mind, which always thinks like an editor.)
So first, the random winner of the sweet Brooks kicks is Megan, whose RLAM slang is:
Runner’s dip dye. That effect that occurs on particularly sweaty runs when your completely sweat soaked shirt starts to visibly dampen your shorts/tights/skirt from the waist, slowly working it’s way down. It’s VERY attractive.
Congrats, Megan. We agree, the sweaty-all-over-look is very attractive. Hopefully you don't get so sweaty that your new Brooks shoes get in on the party.
Second, the two winners of a signed copy of Run Like A Mother are Katherine and Marcia.
Barnacle Buster: Any thing/person/activity used to distract, deter, and detach one’s children from their legs, thus freeing mother for a run.
Katherine gets points for originality--and for finally coining the term that encompasses bribing kids with lollipops, putting them in front of the tube, passing them off to their father, kicking them off and then sprinting for my life, and other strategies to get the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of the house.
Marcia impressed us with her volume and creativity. (Is it any wonder her blog is calling Running Off at the Mouth?) Her list includes these gotta-have words:
The holy grail = my long run shoes
BBTN = Barely better than nothing run or workout. I got out there but not too much else.
Spurts = exertion-induced pee episodes
Craptastic = horrible runs, these have been plentiful lately
Character builders = hill workouts or runs in extreme heat/cold
Run for the roses = BQ attempt
Full moon rising = when my shorts or skirt is working its way south during a run
Jet propelled = a gaseous run
Involuntary speedwork = when I have to hurry up and finish my run because hubby is pacing in the driveway needing to leave for work.
So what's on your line-up for this weekend? How are you going to bust out of the barnacles and get in a BBTN, a character builder or a run for the roses?
p.s. A PSA: It's Friday the 13th today. So watch for curbs, roots and other potential ankle-biters out there.