Ask a Runner!

Due to the overwhelming popularity* of my “Ask a Runner” post, as well as the warm fuzzy feeling it gave me in my tummy to help my fellow runners, I am hereby instituting a permanent “Ask a Runner” page on this here blog. 

Among the questions I have received so far:

  • I have to cover a running blister but my roommate only has Hello Kitty and Little Mermaid bandaids. Which one should I choose? — Rusty, Washington, DC
  • Question: How long should I rest between marathons – four hours or five? — C., Chicago, IL

Which just goes to show the kind of day-to-day problems you all live with.  I mean, aside from those feelings you’ve been having.**  Anyway, I want to help.  Enter your questions in the “Comments” section!  I will answer them!  Happy fun lucky OK go super friends running blog!


* More than 5 page-views!  <dies of feelings of adequacy>

** And listen — it’s totally normal!  Don’t feel bad!  I’ll get out the carpet-steamer and your mother will never have to know.

11 responses to this post.

  1. […] Ask a Runner! « Nostalgia Overload […]


  2. 1. I effing love footnotes.
    2. When I am forcing myself to run, should I envision that I am being chased by
    (a) a horde f really slow ninjas (slow because they can’t catch up with me),
    (b) really unfit giant bunnies (unfit because they can’t catch up with me) or
    (c) this guy:


  3. Posted by Bear on June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Question: how do I keep my giant wang from flopping all over the place? The only solution I’ve thought of is a homemade sling/hammock….


  4. Posted by Bear on June 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    (2nd, unrelated question: will you do this with me?!?


  5. […] Ask a Runner! […]


  6. Dear DJ,

    I’ve been reading this blog for a short time, but I feel like I know you. Would you sign this photograph I took of you when you were sleeping and I was standing real quietly in your room because I’m deadly quiet and fast and sparkly in the sun?

    And while you’re at it, could you possibly do me a favour and give me a list of types of runners and walkers you see on the streets of DC? Surely you must have them classified down from Kingdom and Phylum to Genus and Species.

    Surely, we can extrapolate all kinds of things about people based on what we see in 3 seconds?
    What kind of a person is the muscleman runner?
    The lady who runs with her make up on?
    The sharply dressed guy who strolls real slow in Metro stations?

    Tell me your insights, O Wise One!


  7. Posted by Beans on July 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Where, on a typical runner, is the juice box? Can its position be shifted with proper PT?


  8. Posted by C on July 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Hey, in reality, thanks for your advice from 11 days ago about running with an injury being OK if the injury isn’t one of your joints. I finished the tri without permanently screwing up anything important, except my ego, since I was ridiculously slow.

    If you ever decide to get serious about this endurance sport thing, let me know. We’ll do the Wisconsin IM next year. You can invite your fam up from Iowa and they can admire the mysterious changes in elevation that we call “hills.”


  9. Hi,

    So when smart, sexy women like Ms Boudoir start feeling feelings that make their chests heave in passion them want to start running, what types of bustiers would you recommend?


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