"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weigh-In ... Poof! & A Funny Story

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!


  1. Whoody to the hoooody!!! You go girl and I was giggling cuz I been there too! Course I was giggling yesterday bout it too but it's still funny!!

  2. Congratulations on the loss Leah! And I can totally relate to the running/bathroom issues. You are doing such a great job on the running!