So even on the 4th of July, BS wouldn't listen to my poop
woes!POOP issues plague me at every race. Really. Small, sharp stomach cramps that turn into me having to go to the bathroom URGENTLY. After trailing a girl who had pooped her shorts in Boston, I have NEVER had the desire to do the same. Too fragrant. I want my friends. So this weekend, after a HOT and quick start to a 10k, I decided NOT to evacuate "short" style but to just stop and use the port a potty. Twice. The cramps went away and I caught up to Chris Korn...eventually I had a fun race but it's time to FACE THE CACA WOES head on.
I consulted a GI doctor. A nurse. A lot of friends. I've decided that I'm not going to let my bowels command my races any longer. Now that my foot is behaving and the training is going well, I'm going to give IMMODIUM a try this weekend. I'll be racing a tough, hot and hilly half marathon trail race in the mountains near Julian, CA. I'm going to pop the magical immodium and see if I can pull this race off without squatting on a snake or poking the hinny with a cactus. Report to follow...this is my last chance!! The "letsrun.com" forum had many success stories of those who have tried IMMODIUM. Have you?
Summer is off to a great start. Warm! Best July eva' .
So far our runs have challenged us with...
6 snakes(one rattler)
sweaty parts/sweaty clothes
3 races already, 3 more to come this month!
consumption of enough Vitalyte to fill Sandy Pocket's baby pool
I'm off to catch up on blogs this afternoon! Miss all of those reports!