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This too shall pass

Saturday, November 10, 2012

For the squeamish this blog might be a bit too much TMI.

The blue skies held for my long run yesterday, but it was really windy & I swear it turned around & I was running into it both ways! I thought I was underdressed but it worked out ok.

I was probably a bit under fueled to begin with. Because I had to take Simba to the vet, I didn't really have a chance to eat lunch -- I can't have a lot of food sitting in my stomach before a long run. I've found eating about 3 hrs beforehand works best for me & I didn't have that kind of time yesterday; I ate a small marathon bar as a snack before (hoping to score more samples of these at the expo in Las vegas!).

So the run went pretty well til that last half mile. First I managed to pull out the headphone cord from my MP3 player & had to futz with that a bit. Then I started to feel slightly nauseous. I was tired & even tho I'd told myself I could cut it short due to time constraints, give me a plan & 9 times out of 10 I'll follow it. It was only half a mile, after all, & if I started to walk I'd just get cold, anyway.

And here comes the TMI: I began to feel the need for a bathroom. I don't get stomach dumping as so many runners do - sometimes the opposite - a hard stool that hurts & yeah, that's what happened yesterday. You're tired, a little cold, slightly nauseous & in pain. That last half mile wasn't pretty but I got it done.

The title came in because I knew from past experience that the pain would pass & it did (came back, but then passed again). Most things really do pass, even this rough patch I'm going thru.

And you don't have to worry about me either - I'm not constipated - quite the opposite; I'm extremely regular. I read about people who only go once a week & i'm frankly flabbergasted. But I do eat a high fiber diet & it just happens sometimes.

Well, it's all downhill from here. Time to taper & I'm ready!
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    Well thankfully that is over...I'm one of those that has the opposite problem and that too is far from pretty. One good thing about this is that as much as you know yourself, it can be good to have a reminder of what works and doesn't work for you.

    1983 days ago
    If Marathon is giving out real samples I'll try to grab extras for you too. In Portland all they were giving out was cut up samples. Hopefully they will have a better set up for Vegas!
    1985 days ago
    Wow...not the best run at the end....but you made it anyway.
    Hmmm...I've still got a 14 mile run next weekend and then a short one the weekend before the race.
    I will do my best to score extra marathon bars ;-)
    1985 days ago
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