The amazingness of lip balm

Do you ever feel like you’re going to die while exercising?

Well, I recommend lip balm. It’s amazing stuff.

This may come as a surprise to some people, but I have no lips. Instead, I just have a slit in my face where the food goes in. Lipstick is just a lesson in futility for me as it disappears in 0.45 seconds.  I’d actually be better off just scraping some off the stick and eating it; the result would be the same.

So I’ve never had dry lips – ipso facto – I’ve never really owned lip balm. But I decided to buy some (just so I could feel like one of the ‘in-kids’) and one day I put some on before going out for a run (more because of the fact that it has sunscreen in it, than because I needed moisture on my lips).

And can I just say, OMG lip balm FTW??

As a result of the lip balm I didn’t need to keep licking my lips all the time and I didn’t need to continually wipe off the icky partially dried spit scum that I normally get. And because I wasn’t doing all that, my stress levels were considerably lower and my run became just that little bit more bearable and I didn’t quite feel like I needed to die so much.

So try it if you dare.

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After having a break of four days, I managed to kick myself out of the door for a run yesterday. 10.6km in 1hr 10mins by doing a loop around the neighbourhood. I discovered that they’ve finally opened a road that they’ve been building forEVER and so I took a virgin run along its pristine footpath (which wasn’t so pristine after already being covered in graffiti).

The road was built by plowing through some native bushland that hides all sorts of animals like kangaroos, goannas and several types of snakes. I came across a big mother kangaroo there one day while walking the poodle pup and nearly crapped myself as by the time I realised it was a big mother kangaroo I was about two feet away from it and staring it in the eye (yes, it was that big).

It’s sad that more and more bushland is going under the bulldozer, but that’s progress for you I guess.

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