Thursday, February 9, 2012

Everybody Poops...on the run

You read it right....

Seems I am going through a cycle where just about every time I head out for a run I end up coming home with one less sock.  Take the other day... I "did my normal business" during the day but about 4 miles into my run....here it comes....

Working it out in my head:
  • hmmm...that feeling in my stomach...yep...I know what that means
  • I think I can make it home (2 miles way)
  • maybe I just need to fart
  • NOPE...not it
  • if I just sprint I will get home faster
  • NOPE...now I am walking
  • Neighborhood if full of wooded areas
  • Why does everyone have a freaking fence 
  • Wore my "good" socks so I will borrow some newspaper from someones driveway
  • newspaper in hand...check
  • running again
  • I can see the woods
  • reaching new levels of panic
  • singing a calming song to trick the body (not working)
  • so many fences
  • why don't I know someone in this neighborhood
  • finally make it to the woods and am completely unaware of the brier bush I just ran through in my last very second I had to spare
  • pooping
  • HR reads 113bph.... great I am recovering
  • AHHH..... now I feel like I could run forever
In other news.....

Scott and I are rocking and rolling as we complete the build phase of our training.  We have decided to work with a swim coach starting Monday and Wednesday for a few weeks just for some extra tweaking.

I have SUPER EXCITING NEWS to share next week about a NEW TRI ride for me.

Off to go to swim and bike.

Robin 

18 comments:

Matty O said...

Gluten free has worked for me so far. You remember my poo posts haha. I used leaves, not my socks.... Thats expensive TP!

Elaine K said...

Haha! I've been there a few times :)

Grey Beard said...

Filed under TMI? ;) Pretty clever using the sock though.

ZipLock bags to go with those "spare" stocks? How about a wad of 3X ply toilet paper in a ZipLock bag?

Felt a little weak on my 60 miler yesterday. Sure enough, when I got home Ma Natch was knocking on my tummy. Felt much better after.

Should have had some home-made chili the night before. Great way to use 99% fat free turkey breast, along with range-fed beef and buffalo. The beans make for a pleasant morning.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Too much dairy? That always does it to me. Thankfully my standard loop has bathrooms available about every mile or so. There is one bathroom that exists at a park but is locked unless there is a sporting event going on. Pisses me off.

Matthew Smith said...

Oh my! You had me laughing pretty hard. Good call on using the newspaper rather than a sock. I hope you "get it out of your system," but way to go on the training!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

HAAAAAA!!!!!

Heather-O said...

Oh my gosh! I love poop stories! The "urge" always hits me when I am nowhere near a wooded area and even if I did find a brush covered region to pop a squat I manage to be wearing neon yellow or something super noticeable that day.

Can't wait to hear about the new addition to the family! Have you picked out any names yet?

Lily on the Road said...

You've got to change up that morning ritual! LOL

Socks, good Lord girl that IS expensive! carry some extra TP in your running belt!! BTW, thanks for the morning laugh!

Marlene said...

CRACKING UP at that inner commentary because I have been there ohhhhh so many times. Newspaper... wow, never thought of that!

Wes said...

my heart rate dropped 52 points on my poop break yesterday. I WIN.

Katie said...

bahahaha. you crack me up!

Bob said...

When you gotta go...

I have never had this experience, yet. Might be dairy related. I'm currently doing paleo, which is zero dairy.

Jeff Vanis said...

Ahh the dreaded moment of choice... do I run faster or slow down!

Stuart said...

Oh dear God! A race belt with some comfy bum seems like a good investment right now...I am sure it will cover the cost of all those odd socks!

Alisa said...

Love this honesty! Luckily this has never happened to me. I have had the upset tummy feeling but there has always been a bathroom when I needed it.

Ever run with kleenex? I do just b/c my nose constantly runs.

davepeach said...

Wow, I thought I was strange when I had to find a woods one time. I'm not alone it seems. Caffeine always gets my plumbing to um you know...

Colleen said...

Oh boy... we have all been there!!!

nrmrvrk said...

I was on a medication for a while that really upped the ante in this particular area. Now on my daily runs I'm always passing my impromptu bathroom spots. "... there, and there... and I went there..." Not proud, but surprised that I kept up with running when I was stopping nearly every run.