Today's Tuesday Tunes are brought to you by another danged bloody knee. As of today, I've managed to bloody each of my knees twice this summer, all while running. First knee scrapage (left one) happened when I crashed on the Jupiter Peak Steeple Chase. Second knee (right) occurred when I tripped on a speed bump in a parking lot. Yes, I was going fast enough to crash on a speed bump. (Just go with me on that one. It was dark.) Third knee (right again), happened when my very own dog tripped me. I thought fer sure that I had cracked a patella on that one. Finally, the fourth AND FINAL knee scrape came today. I'll tell you what... HEADS SHALL ROLL OVER THIS ONE. I was tripped by someone else's dog -- a dog out running with its owners WITHOUT A LEASH.
This is how I run with my dog:
My dog, the precious Pound Hound, is attached to a leash. That leash is attached to a belt on my person. Note that I've been tripped by this dog because he was attached to me and darted over my path of travel. But it's better me than someone else, don't you think? This is how you should run with your dog too. If you don't run your dog with a leash, someone might trip over your dog and produce a gash similar to this one:
Today, I tripped over an unleashed dog, and scraped the above pictured left knee. The owners whined an "are you okay?" and ran off. Did they help me get up? No. Did they offer an apology? Nope. If I were the suing type, I'd hunt 'em down. I have a marathon in three days and cannot afford a bruised knee. I could sue for my travel costs, blood tests (maybe the dog had rabies), compensation for tears shed, as well as that pesky pain and suffering. If I can't get all of that, then perhaps they can replace my bloody shoe and sock for a fee of $110.
See the bloody shoe? And bloody sock? Totally not cool.
It just occurred to me, however, that karma might be dishing out the circumstances here. My Pound Hound left a turd on the side of a trail and I forgot to bring a baggie to clean it up. I should go get that now, yes?
Oh, by the way, here's the Departed Playlist for September. Thank Vera if given the opportunity.
It's Bad You Know - R.L. Burnside (heart attack)
Going Up The Country - Canned Heat (RIP Alan Wilson, overdose)
Why Do Fools Fall In Love - The Teenagers (RIP Joe Negroni, cancer)
Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti (cancer)
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who (RIP Keith Moon, overdose)
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon (cancer)
The Ballad Of The Green Beret - Barry Sadler (shot in Guatemala)
Dollar Got The Blues - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (lung cancer)
Hurt - Johnny Cash (diabetes and respiratory failure)
Red House - Jimi Hendrix (choked on his own vomit)
You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce (plane crash)
Sade - Gary Primich (heroin overdose)
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (RIP John Bonham, asphyxiation)
Bad Case Of Loving You - Robert Palmer (heart attack)
My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis (stroke)