Thursday, March 17, 2011

Terrible Tummy

I was set to have an excellent 10M run. Goal was sub 70 min. I ended up doing 7.5 in 75 minutes.

The first three miles flew by and was enjoying the great spring temps. And yet, somewhere around mile two I noticed I wasn't focusing on my breathing or my tempo. Instead, I was focusing on one thing in particular: bowel lock-down. After three and a half amazing miles of running, I had to stop and walk or else very bad things were going to happen.

Longest four miles ever. The drawback of running in the wilderness. At one point my stomach growled to loudly that I scared a bear.

You may not wish to know such things...but all runners have to deal with this at some point. It is an inevitable as a Facts of Life Reunion.

13 comments:

lindsay said...

Dude. Real runner's go in the woods. But now I see why Red picked your behind for the V-day tattoo if you were able to clench cheeks for 4 miles.

tahoegirl said...

Been there. Oh boy have I been there. That is what I would called a craptastic run. Ha!

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

I think we've all been there!!

Jen B. said...

Something must have been in the water yesterday!!! I luckily only had an easy 5 on deck. I made it home running...into the house with the meanest peeping turtle! Oh the joys of running :)

Morgan said...

I don't know which comment I'm laughing about more, Lindsay's or Jen's! LMAO! I'm sorry you had a sh*tty run babe. Bahahahahahaha I kill myself. :)

SLB said...

Well, I'm with Spike and Jen. I had the same issues. I had to walk about a mile home. Not fun at all.

Nitmos said...

I crapped right up along the fence next to the h.s. football field once. You know the one. Right around noon too. I feel like leaving flowers at the spot sometimes on the way by. Maybe I'll put one of those homemade wood crosses there.

Running and living said...

You don't go in the woods? Who are you? I pee at least once/run in the woods, how is that for too much information? Man up and do it, I challenge you!

Harold said...

Drop trou in the woods, commence assplosion, wipe with anything that doesn't resemble poison ivy, return to running. Repeat if necessary.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Where you afraid of dropping a deuce in the deer's living room again? I had a bowel lock down on my run the other day. Thankfully I was able to sneak into a college's fieldhouse. That restroom never saw it coming.

Irish Cream said...

I have to agree with everyone else on this one . . . what's the point of running in the wilderness if you don't drop trou from time to time?! C'mon Spike, perfect opportunity to get (really) in touch with nature!

But still, I feel your pain. Glad you made it home in time ;)

Andrew Opala said...

facts of life!

one of my sister's favorite shows ... I for one couldn't stand it ... but I must admit I sneaked a peak at the blonde barbie one and the brunette tom-boy when they were on.

Jessie said...

OH BOY!