And she is... LISA! I'm trying to find you Lisa, so send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get your address.
And I've got to share the barnacle busters with you, because good ideas are meant to be shared:
Melissa says: I avoid the need to bust the barnacles (98% of the time, anyway) by running before they awaken and attach themselves to me in the first place. It's infinitely easier to get away from them when they're stil unconscious!
Jayne says: My husband is my favorite barnacle buster. Sounds too good to be true and cheesy (I know and I own that) but he truly understands the need for me to run and he's always ready to distract said offspring so I can escape.
Lisa says: Barnacle buster: Their beds/crib! It might mean boring treadmill runs, but after they are all in bed I'm most able to get a run in.
Christine says: My favorite barnacle busters are the neighborhood children. My kids love to play with their friends.
Unknown says: Bathtime with Daddy! He leaves early and works late most days so my time is limited. As soon as they are fed, and he's home to put them in the tub, I'm-literally-running out the door. They don't usually attach to me when he's home and my 3-year-oldo thinks it's hilarious when I tell him I'm running to get my crazies out. True though.
Kate says: Daddy and the park are great barnacle busters, though honestly, I haven't been getting much running in lately. I need this book to get me focused on a race and running again.
Ann says: My favorite barnacle buster is my husband. He understands my need to exercise and happily takes the kids when I need to get a work-out in.
Let's hear it for the Dads!