I was running this morning with a bunch of super fit athletes, some of whom who were training for the Paris marathon. The pace was easy and the conversation plentiful.
Around the 4 k mark someone started to talk about massages. Marathon runners love massages. There was the usual banter about the last massage and how many massages were going to be had before the Paris. Then Jason blurted out, “During my last massage I couldn’t stop looking at the masseuse’s eyebrows. They were plucked way too high. they made her look funny.”
Straight away someone asked, “Why on earth were you making eye contact, Jason? That’s just weird.”
And that question started a debate about the most appropriate place to look when you’re having your quads massaged.
Now I don’t want to diss Jason here but I’m an eyes-to-the-ceiling kind of guy. Either that or eyes closed. But eye contact is off limits. I get a massage to relax, sometimes to the point of sleep but not to talk or connect with the masseuse.
How about you? Where do you look when you’re having your quads massaged?