Because I’m Worth It.

Last week, I went on one of my regular 9 mile runs (don’t worry, this blog isn’t about running. That one starts in the new year with The Running Spaceman). Obviously, by the time I get home, I’m sweaty, smelly and in need of a shower.

Running has a few drawbacks (honest, this isn’t a running blog), most of them involving chafing. There doesn’t seem to be any pattern to this, but occasionally I’ll suffer from ‘runner’s nipple’, a condition that results in your nipples being chafed. The sensation is such that in extreme circumstances I truly believe if I turned all the lights out my nipples would glow in the dark.

Anyhow, on this particular day, I discovered that the glowing sensation had travelled elsewhere. South, to be specific. Into the trouser area. It was as if somebody had taken some liniment and rubbed it into my underwear. I eyed Lady Barton St Mary suspiciously.

“What’s the matter with you?” she said, her eyes narrowing suspiciously.

I explained that I had a strange tingling sensation in my nether regions.

Her eyes immediately widened and a look of panic appeared on her face. She had obviously misunderstood my intentions, but before she took her usual evasive action of running to the bathroom and locking herself in, I explained that maybe, because I’ve increased my weekly running distances, perhaps my running shorts had decided to start chafing.

She relaxed.

“Best keep an eye on it, then,” she offered, trying not to make any visual contact but staring intently at her Homes and Gardens magazine.

My next shower proved to be even worse. This time, not only had the tingling sensation moved southwards, it had now manifested itself elsewhere. As I dried myself, tears streamed down my face from the burning sensation emanating from my behind; Johnny Cash singing ‘Ring of Fire’ echoed inside my head.

As the queen might say, I was experiencing an ‘anus horibilis’. Now, since running doesn’t involve any exertion of the sphincter muscle, I quickly concluded the cause may be something else.

The moral of the story? Be careful when using ‘shower gel for men with added tea tree oil’. Described as an ‘invigorating experience.’ That’s one way of putting it.



About ruralspaceman

A man trapped inside a middle aged body still tries to be hip and trendy. Actually, no he doesn't. He says it as he sees it. as long as it's not too controversial. Living with his wife, Lady Barton St Mary, two children, Miss Katherine and Master Johnny in Randall Towers, he is constantly frustrated by the mechanisms of modern life and the issues raised by being the husband of a high flying executive and member of the aristocracy. All he wants is a quiet life and a full set of Deal or No Deal DVDs. Please help him.
This entry was posted in blog, blogging, blogs, comedy, comic characters, family life, freshly pressed, humor, humour, life observations, running, wordpress and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s