So school's back in session and I'm taking an amazing class -- philosophical perspectives of human movement. Sounds weird and boring, but it's not thanks to the awesome professor. He's an accomplished sports psychologist who's worked with some incredible athletes for decades, and in one day he had me hooked. I can tell it's going to be a good class.
Here's the thing. We're doing an "aesthetics" project based on our sport -- so of course mine is triathlon and basically all endurance sports. The project guidelines are pretty loose, we just have to portray our sport in an artsy way that will make everyone go "ohhh, ahhhh" or bring them to tears, or make em laugh, whatever. It's all about depicting your sport in a unique manner.
Sooo, I want to make people say, "Ewww! Wtf?! Gross! Why would people do that to themselves?!"
In order to achieve this, your help is needed. I want to create a picture collage of every gross thing that happens to the body as a result of endurance training -- blisters, lack of toenails, cuts & bruises, chaffing (appropriate-to-show areas), road rash, swelling (including bee sting swelling, a personal fav), injuries of all sorts, passed out at finish lines, taken away by medical, IVs, sunburns... do you see where I'm going with this? I want the harsh realities of triathlon & endurance sports to show how people are so easily willing to cause bodily harm in the name of performance.
So, can you pleeeease send me your gross, gruesome, gnarly photos? Add caption with name, date(s) of incident and optional story of the gross/gruesome thing - a sentence or two is fine.
Leave a comment if you're interested and I'll send you my email. The sooner the better.
And keep it PG... thanks!