You need creativity? Ask a RLAM'er. I asked for some sports bra terms on our Facebook page, and I ended up snorting water out of my nose when I scrolled through them. (I wish my kids were always as happy to help as you guys are.) A few that had me reaching for the Kleenex to control the damage:
Swoobs: Sweaty Boobs
Swooters: Sweaty Hooters
T.H.O.: Titty Hard On. (a.k.a. flashing the high beams)
Peakaboob: When things don't stay put on the side.
Poppin' Fresh Boobs: When things spill out of the top.
Marathon Tattoos or Tata Torture: Chafing.
Clearly, we can't leave it with only sports bras and their contents. You guys are too good and too funny. So I think we need a whole RLAM slang sheet, which I will promptly post under Our Faves.
Let us know: what lingo do you or your pals use on or with regard to a run? Any topic is game: what you call your best running friends; your creaky legs during mile one; your pre-run evac bathroom session; your favorite shoes; the blisters you get from new kicks; the gels you suck down; your running skirt; your favorite route; your least favorite route; the track you either love or loathe; the smell of the port-a-potty on race day morning; the schedule wrangling you do so you can fit in a run; you get the idea.
Similarly, any tone is game: funny, genuine, R-rated (although I had to ask what THO stood for, so don't expect me to be too quick on the uptake...), G-rated (any terms your kids have coined?).
For your creativity and engaged brain cells, we're giving away a certificate for a pair of Brooks shoes to the best entry (read: it'll be our subjective judgment). Brooks capably carried me through 26.2 in 2007, during which I had a few choice, unprintable words at the end (which had nothing to do with the smart, efficient designs Brooks makes, of course). But because podiums have three steps, we'll also give a copy of Run Like A Mother to two random winners; it can either be your first copy, a replacement for your dog-eared, coffee-stained, battered-cover copy, or entertainment for a pal you want to encourage or inspire.
So all you Merriam Websters out there: hit us with your best words. I promise, I can take it; I'll read the comments without a beverage this time.