I always suspected you were a terrible, terrible person.
The OP is much enhanced when read aloud in a Hans-und-Franz-esque accent.
The article linked in 1 takes an opposite approach from what I expected. I haven't kept up with high school cross-country, so I had no idea muddy courses was becoming a thing. Back when I ran, I would have thought the "de-skilling" of cross-country would refer to courses on wide, well-kept fire roads or across grassy fields instead of courses on more uneven terrain.
Internationally, I seem to remember a shift away from courses that might have the occasional downed log to jump over to courses that were more like road races.
They don't have dogs chasing the runners at cross country races anymore?
Topically, how rude would it be to put in a Facebook comment on the family holiday photo of a long ago neighbor asking when she married Ron Howard? I don't know the husband at all except that he is bald and red haired to the extent he isn't bald.
all people are jerk, they just differ in the intensity and level of jerkness.
not so much a jerk as someone who is unaware of how others see him. what's the word for that?
not so much a jerk as someone who is unaware of how others see him.
Stanley, we pretty much all think you're great. Did you know that?
what is, a nice guy?
1: That race was designed by people even more terrible than Stanley. (Seriously, WTF?)
Man you guys are going to be so sad when you find out about the pavé.
If Stanley would like to make these comments but doesn't have the cojones to do so, does that make him jerk chicken?
1: Friends entered a nearby Tough Mudder as a husband-and-wife team. I only belatedly realized that this was something that the wife wanted to do to
stave off impending decrepitude celebrate her 40th birthday.
. . . a high degree of unwelcome danger . . . you could fall to your death . . . if you are allergic to bee stings, you MUST run with your own medication . . .
Not really the same thing, since people know what they're getting in to with these, though. Mostly.
Sort of inspired by the OP, sort of not paying attention to the weather before I put my shoes one, I went running in the cold rain tonight. It wasn't very pleasant.