Posts Tagged ‘bodily functions’
It can be beautiful, exciting- graceful, even, to watch. But a lot of the time, it is raw, uncensored and downright disgusting.
Back in high school, my unwavering dedication to “finish things once you’ve started”, combined with my daily, mounting resentment at joining the track team, defined the beginning of my illustrious love/hate relationship with the sport of running.
The rules were simple then:
- Do what the coach said.
- Try to run faster in each race.
But what about the other rules of etiquette?
**Sniff. Sniff. Whroossh.**
I looked over at my best friend and running teammate as she finished blowing her nose….
in her shirt.
We were freshmen in high school then, and that is one memory you don’t easily forget (Trust me, I’ve tried), along with her priceless response:
What?! I didn’t have a tissue!
My face must’ve said it all- a mixture of embarrassment, shock and utter disgust. I ran especially hard that day during practice- away from her and the web of snot that now adorned the front of her shirt.
How could someone- a runner; an ATHLETE…be SO disgusting? Had people no shame?