Archive | February, 2012

Running vs. The Internet: RUNNING MEMES

17 Feb

If I have to explain a meme to you, you should probably just go delete your system 32.

Had to get this done before practice so I didn’t have a whole lot of time for extra write ups, but I will have more memes in the future!

Memes for whatever reason have exploded on facebook in the past couple of weeks, so I bring to you this post- RUNNING MEMES.

MEMES THAT I CREATED

USER SUBMITTED MEMES

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If “Running” was your Valentine…

14 Feb

First of all, Happy Valentine’s Day y’all ❤  Eat some chocolate. We’re all skinny as hell, putting a little meat on those bones will probably actually improve your chances of finding a Valentine if you don’t have one yet.

 

Anyways, maybe you have a special somebody as a Valentine today maybe you don’t.  But we all have one thing that can be our Valentine today, Running.

If Running is your Valentine..

 

…She is sure to make your heart beat faster

"I can feel your heartbeat"- Enrique Iglesias

 

…You’ll probably do her for a long time

Via "endurance"

 

…you may even do her with a group of people!

The more the merrier!

 

…She won’t judge you if you decide to replenish the 2000 calories you burned with her entirely with candy and chocolates

NOMZ

 

…she was there yesterday, she’s there today, and she’ll be there tomorrow.

She may be annoying sometimes, stupid, painful, and hard to deal with, but running is always there for you ❤

 

 

Happy V-Day, I love all of you ❤

Valentines Weekend Track Re-Cap!!!!11!!1!!

14 Feb

Hey y’all, long time no see.  I didn’t post Friday because I was off actually running a meet of my own out in the middle of nowhere Ohio.  28 second 5k PR for a decent 14:17.  By no means am I “good” yet, but at least maybe I have a little more credibility as a blogger now that I’m not a complete sack of shit on the track.

Anyway, hot damn this was a crazy weekend for track and field.  Here’s my take on what went down:

25 year old Kenyan signs up for Milrose 5k as a high schooler and breaks HS National Record

Even if he is under 20, he's not even within A MINUTE of the Kenyan Junior indoor 5k record.

The Stormin’ Mormon Broke the Collegiate Mile Record

This man may be proof that the mormons may actually be God's chosen ones.

I know I’ve made religion jokes and such before, but I actually have nothing negative to say about this dude. He’s awesome, 3:54 is insane, and maybe he’ll be a big part of the future of American Mid-Distance running.

Which leads me to my next headline..

Alan Webb runs slow.  Again.

http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/247596-Indoor-Track-and-Field-Season-2012/video/604355-Alan-Webb-600m-Time-Trial

In related news, a freshman on my team ran faster than this on Friday and placed 4th. In a meet in the middle of nowhere Ohio.

Matt Mr.-Steal-Yo-Girl Centrowitz once again gives us a reason not to lose faith in American distance running

Hold. My. D^ck.

Witness.

THERE ARE FOUR F*&CKING COLLEGIATE RUNNERS UNDER 13:20 IN THE 5K RIGHT NOW.

SWAG.

BEARD SWAG

Just read that headline again.  Dude. Holy shit.  If the race goes out hot at NCAA’s, a 13:30 might not place you in the top 6.

Peter Pan runs Rupp-Certified 2-mile record

There are endless amounts of pics like this online. Thanks google

Rumors are that the pollen count inside the facility was low enough for him to toe the line.
(good job bro, I’m actually impressed with this time ❤ )

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
-Cam Levins 3:57, this kid has depth.
-Ryan Hill 7:43.  Holy tits.

V-Day post probably coming up tomorrow, and an interview with the one of the top USA jr runners coming soon

If Pro-Runners were Pokemon…

9 Feb

First of all, if you aren’t a nerd/geek and you get sex on the reg, you probably won’t like this post. And I don’t blame you. You can just leave now and come back Friday for an interview with one of the Milrose Mile runners!

But if you have no shame, like yours truly, and at the age of 20 or higher (hopefully not too much higher) you still think Pokemon is the shit, well then indulge in some nostalgic dorkiness below.  You probably won’t get a lot of these jokes without a decent/basic knowledge of Pokemans.

The premise is simple: If some of the most famous runners/running coaches/fans were Pokemon, what Pokemon would they be?

Alan Webb- Slowpoke

1:59.43.

No further explanation needed for this one.

 

Steve Prefontaine- Pikachu

Who makes these freaking pictures..

A super overhyped Pokemon/the most recognizable Pokemon name by non Pokemon fans.  Why overhyped? Well he’s not a bad Pokemon but if I wouldn’t choose him for my Elite Four team.

 

Will Leer- Alakazam

THE STACHE

 

Derek Rubis- Ditto

Face in Hole totally stole their ideas from Ditto!

 

Silas Kiplagat- Mudkip

Silas Mudkiplagat

 

OTC- Team Rocket

The annoying bad guys

 

Galen Rupp- Meowth

Team Rocket's Mascot

 

Alberto Salazar- Giovanni

Team Rocket's Manager

Matt Centrowitz- Scyther

THE THROAT SLIT. Also Scyther is cool as fuck

 

Kara Goucher- Eevee

FREAKING ADORABLE

 

Marion Jones- Mewtwo

Totally unnatural and lab created.

 

Dwight Stones- Koffing

Worthless and pollutes our sport when he opens his mouth on air.

 

Anna (Willard) Pierce- Ninetales

Feisty, Fast, Foxy.

EatRunSwag Interview: Jeremy Rae, Canadian Miler Extraordinaire

4 Feb

Howdy y’all, here I present to you another EatRunSwag interview. This time with my Canadian friend Jeremy Rae.  Fun fact about J-Rae, he was last year’s Mayo Mile champion and will be attempting to defend his title tomorrow afternoon.

Bro'ing out with J-Rae and the Dunbar in Boston

So J-Rae, I know ladies like the foreigners, do you have a lady-friend?

Yes.. yes I do. My girlfriend and I have been dating for over a year.

Bitches love Canada

Who is your NCAA crush?

-No homo, Matt Hughes. If I could grow half as good of a mustache/mullet combo as him I’d be ecstatic.

One of the Manliest of the Men in the sport

What is your favorite movie?

-Gladiator. But the Lord of the Rings trilogy is a very close second.

COME AT ME BRO.

You’re Canadian, how come you don’t have a flappy head?

-Actually.. I’ve never really gotten into South Park, and that might be why. I’m a way bigger Family Guy fan.

Eh?

What is your favorite Alanis Morissette song?

-If I had to pick one it’d be “Thank You”.. have you seen the music video? But in all honesty I’m a much bigger Avril fan.

It's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife

Which do you prefer, miles or kilometers?

-Definitely km’s. It makes my weekly totals seem much higher than they really are.

I still prefers miles. AMERICA.

How did it feel losing to us at the Michigan night game earlier this year?

-3 years in a row of last-minute losses to you guys has been pretty tough to deal with. We play you guys early enough in the year where I still care about how our football team is playing, so it’s been especially difficult.

HAIL TO THE VICTORS

RUNNING QUESTIONS.
How did you first get into running?

-I did just about every sport in elementary school and when the track season came around I tried out for the 800m and the shotput. Shockingly, I lost the 800 but was our schools best shotputter.

The youngest pic I could find of you on Facebook

What made you choose to go to Notre Dame?

-I saw a picture of touchdown Jesus and thought that same pose would be a great victory celebration one day. No.. that’s only partially true. I took my visit and really liked the guys on the team. They made me feel really welcome and I could easily see myself fitting in with them.

While it doesn't say anything in the bible about Jesus liking football, he probably did.

You’re the defending champ of the Meyo Mile, describe your victory last year.  Was it your first time under 4 minutes?

-Last year’s race was incredible. The whole week leading up to it everyone had been asking (more like telling me) that I was going to break-4 that weekend. The race played into my hands with a slow 2nd and 3rd lap (1200 split of 3:02-3), and I was able to kick pretty well off that. Getting under four for my first time was a surreal experience, and I was so glad I was able to meet everyones expectations.

I think a "Mayo" mile would be more interesting. 6oz of Mayo per lap

How has your training been going so far this season?

-The build up to this years Meyo mile hasn’t been as great as last year. I got pretty sick in early January and didn’t run at all for a week, and really have only recently gotten over that. Otherwise, I’ve gotten in some good workouts and I’m only getting fitter every week.

SWAG.

What are your goals for this meet, the rest of indoor, and then eventually outdoor?

-The goal is to win again. There’s something about the meet being at home and the mile being the signature event that makes winning the most important thing on Saturday. I’d also like to defend my mile title at Big East, and with the mile craziness that’s already happened (McCarthy and McEntee) I’m already getting excited about that race. Otherwise, we’ll have another good DMR this year and we’d like to at least match our 4th place finish from last year at nationals.

The Ragin' Canadian vs. The Stormin' Mormon

Are you looking at going to the Canadian Olympic Trials?

-I haven’t thought much about outdoors yet, seeing as it’s so early in the year. However, I was embarrassed with my 9th place finish at NCAA’s last year, and so placing higher will for sure be one of my main goals. And I definitely plan on running the trials too, but NCAA’s is always the main focus.

Hoping to see you rep the Maple Leaf this summer, dude.

Overweight Mother Upset over Son Reading a Book about Running

2 Feb

I’m glad I came across this bit of news because I had no idea what to blog about tonight.  Then I found this story link on LetsRun:

http://www.wset.com/story/16636316/curse-words-found-in-middle-school-library-book

 

For those of you who didn’t click the link or watch the video, here’s what happened:

A 14 year old middle-school student at a middle school in Bedford County, Virginia, checked out the book “Running with the Buffaloes” from the school library.  His mom, mistaking it for a cake, picked it up and to her dismay found it was just a book.  Hoping that maybe it was a dessert recipe book she picked it up and found the dirtiest word she had ever read right there on the front cover:

RUNNING.

This lady is offended by a book, but probably not as offended as I am by her double chin and diabetes cheeks.

 

She was so offended that her son (who has Asperger’s Syndrome) would be allowed to check out a book from the library which informed him about the benefits of hard work, dedication, and physical fitness that she immediately swallowed it whole and called the school to bitch about it.

YIKES! Those shorts! That's borderline pornographic!

 

Currently Jabba the Hutt the mother is trying to get the book banned from the school library.

Bring me Lear and the Goucher. They will all suffer for this outrage

FIRST OF ALL-  The kid is 14.  He’s heard cuss words.  Reading the word “Shit” in a book is not going to do any harm.  If a bad word hurts him, well I’m sorry but he’s probably not very ready for high school.

SECOND-  I would be willing to bet there are over 100 books in that library with far worse words (well, if their library is worth a damn).  A library containing absolutely no books with cusswords would contain probably VERY FEW works of literary merit.  Maybe this is why the youth of our nation are complete fucking idiots. How do you expect a kid to read important works such as 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Tropic of Cancer, Catcher in the Rye (arguably important as a coming of age novel, but I digress), ect. ect. if they have never read a book with a “naughty” word in it before they get to high school?  Even Huckleberry Finn has the racial slur “nigger” in it well over 50 times and that has been named one of the most important works of American Literature (sorry I’m not censoring any words, because that would defeat the purpose of this blog.)

 

This lady should be thankful her son is reading an inspirational novel about running while in middle school rather than becoming a goth, drug addict, mormon, or worst of all a “teen werewolf” (yes, it exists..god dammit..)

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 

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