This might be TMI - just warning you
Friday, September 20, 2013
I planned to run 4 miles this morning. Last night I mapped out the route. I got up at 5:00 so I would have enough time. It was dark and cold, and I was determined to do the full four miles. About 2 miles out I began to get GI cramps. For me, GI cramps means trouble ahead. I cut my run short. Luckily I was able to cut through my route and jog a half mile home. And just in time too.
I have had Crohn's Disease since I was a teenager. I had a chunk of my intestines removed about 17 years ago. My intestines don't absorb enough fluids, so I take a medication to bind the stuff going through me. Every once in a while the binding just doesn't seem to work.
I only ran 2 1/2 miles today. After taking care of business, I took the dogs out for 45 minutes.
I did a lot of reading on the internet today about this problem. I didn't really learn anything that I didn't already know. I pretty much know what foods to avoid. I thought I had it under control.
Do you think I can control this with my brain?