Today’s Weight: 173.5
Loss/Gain: – 2.5 lbs
“Poof!” Is what I thought when I saw the scale today. There go the two pounds I gained last week and a little extra for motivation. 🙂
So, here’s a little Friday funny for you. It’s a moment in my running that made me feel like a real runner.
Warning: There’s a bit of TMI, but I can’t help sharing…It was too funny and I was laughing at myself.
A week ago Saturday I went out for my long run of 6 miles in my neighborhood. Everything is going well, when I start to feel a bit of rumbling in my tummy. I begin to think it’s because I ate half a banana right before, and maybe it was not settling well in my stomach. So, I keep going and hope that the banana will settle soon.
A little later my tummy is still rumbling, but a little lower this time. I think, oh great…I got up and left within 30 minutes of waking to run and now I have to use the bathroom. But it’s not so bad, so I keep going and just ignore it.
Well, about 4 miles in the rumbling continues and at 4.3 miles precisely I suddenly feel like, “OMGosh!!!” I’m not sure I can hold #2 any more. What to do?!?! I’m 2 miles from my house. I get to thinking, “Hhmm…there were nice elderly people at that house, maybe I’ll stop and ask them if I can use the bathroom?” No. But I have to do something, because this is scary.
So, I stop and walk. And I get control of my bowels, while watching my Garmin to make sure I’m not taking too long. At one minute of walking I start jogging again. Things seem to be better now and I pick up the pace to finish out my run.
I finish with some rumbling, but no more close calls, but I do jog right into my house to get to the bathroom a.s.a.p. – only to see the bathroom is occupied. argh! Thankfully, less than a minute or two later it becomes free and I take care of business. My sister-in-law takes one look at me (prior to my entering the restroom) and asks with alarm, “Are you okay?!” I reply with kind of an embarrassed giggle, “I have to poop!”
Lesson learned: Do not eat asparagus, or anything with lots of fiber the night before a long run…or make sure you get up early enough to have time to go before the run. I’m not sure which. Thank the Lord most races have port-a-potties along the way…now I know why. LOL
This was another day where I felt like a real runner. I had a moment I had only before read about in books. It’s not exactly something I want to repeat, but it’s sure a great story and always makes me laugh when I think about it. oh my!
So, now that I’ve grossed you out….hey, thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!