Monday, July 14, 2008

Stupid Girl

That is me. Stupid Girl.

I had something funky bad going on with my stomach on Saturday so the trail run or even road run was out. On Sunday morning I was running at 6:15am. Morning runs have such a peace about them. The birds even sound happier before all of the traffic and hustle/bustle off the day begins.

About 9 miles into the run my stomach started cramping...again. It never felt that great to begin with but the further I went the worse it became. Still the rest of my body felt great so I continued to push on. I kept telling myself that training for MMTR would be hard so deal with it and keep running. At mile 10 I received the final warning(aka gas) and I knew a bathroom would have to be found immediately! At best I was a mile from the house and began to walk. This helped at first but within seconds I am in panic zone and scouting out a “place” to go. Thank God for the woods and the toilet paper I stuffed in my fuel belt at the last minute that morning. One day I am going to get a nice case of poison ivy. How leaves... three...four... I should probally know this.

The STUPID part comes once I arrive home. I take out my fuel bottles and realize that at best I only had 6 oz. of water for my entire long run. Very stupid! Dehydrated… sure. After the fainting spell from last year you would think that I would have learned the huge importance of taking in the proper fluids. I was so focused on my stomach issues that I quickly forgot about hydrating myself.

Lesson learned…. I promise!

Robin

Side note: Picture of tattoo on next post. Rock On!!!

16 comments:

Wes said...

The Bear Club is a wonderful part of the running community :-) Seriously, chica! Nutrition is the fourth discipline in triathlon. I would imagine it ranks up there pretty important in Ultras. Figure it out!!

Runner Mom said...

Alright, girlfriend! Lesson reviewed...no more issues like last year!!
Love ya!

Kevin said...

Wow 6oz out on the trails. Youre lucky that you didnt have other problems. Lets hope you have learned your lesson and dont make that mistake again

Marcy said...

Yikes chica!! You know, I'm TOTALLY going to have to adopt that little trick. The TP in the belt. With my luck I'm sure I'll be there soon :-/ LOL

Steve Stenzel said...

Oh jeez!! Glad you're OK!!

Here's a poem about a similar experience that I had:

http://iwannagetphysical.blogspot.com/2006/07/running-poem-not-for-faint-hearted.html

Marcy said...

OMFG ROBIN ROFLMAO AHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA Ooohhhh TOUCHE! You crack me up! Oy, I do wonder if there is anything of mine out there. TOTALLY KIDDING!

SLB said...

Leaves: three!

Ditch the Fuel Belt and pick up the handhelds, a 30oz bottle in each hand is gonna do nothing BUT remind you to drink!

J~Mom said...

Oh boy! Sorry to hear about tummy troubles!

teacherwoman said...

ooh, not fun.

KK said...

The improtant thing is that you learned from this experience. And also that you remembered to bring toilet paper with you beforehand!

jen said...

Oh man, close call! You are always prepared. Be careful with your hydration missy!

Can't wait to see the tatoo pic!

cindy said...

I've been there....but with no TP :/

You're not stupid. We all do things like that. I hope your tummy is better now.

See Zanne Run said...

ditto what SLB said - 3 leaves ... shiny red too. cripey girlfriend. don't be doin' that again!!!

Dana said...

I sure hoped you learned your lesson,Robin..;-)

RunBubbaRun said...

Glad you made it back.. Yeah, sometimes we get focused on other things and forget the basics..

Hope you are feeling better.. TP in a belt, hmm good idea, yeah, watch out for the poison IVY..

Journey to a Centum said...

Hey, It's only stupid if you do it again in a week or so!