12.06.2005

Excuse me. I have to go.

In seven years of running I have never quite had the experience I did this morning. I was eager to do two laps around the lake for 12 miles including some 2-mile tempo pace repeats. I had done the warm up and the first two of three tempo segments when I found myself back at the head of my neighborhood ready to begin lap two. All of a sudden there wasn't a bathroom close enough for my comfort and the possible revulsion of my neighbors. I stopped immediately and walked in a tempo of a completely different variety back to the house where utter embarrassment was avoided. I felt absolutely great except for that undeniable need.
I am suspicous of the yogurt I ate for breakfast. What do you think?
I quit running at six miles, knowing I could do a bunch more. Maybe I'll add a few extra miles tomorrow.

8 comments:

Susan said...

Ahhh, dairy. The least bit bad and it has the same effect one me.

aaron (air-run) said...

when nature calls, you can't let the answering machine pick it up.

Mark I. said...

i just can't beat what Aaron said but I certainly can relate to your experience. I can't share details but... :(

susie said...

Now you're talking my life. I have one word: Lactaid.

jeff said...

don't know about the dairy, but on rare occasions i've had runners trotts, too.

i usually just leave a steaming mile marker in the bushes and move on.

Tammy said...

I usually try to ignore it... mind over body.... but honestly, this is the worst thing about running. All that bouncing around gets things movin'. Never had that problem on the bike.

Oldman said...

i've had nature calls at the WRONG time! it may just have to due with runners trots as some one above mentioned. it just happens from time to time. don't start eliminating the yogurt yet, it didn't have time to get to your colon to cause the trots. I always try to "go" before leaving home and dron't have anything the nite before that would cause "gaseous explosions".

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I gotta believe it has more to do with what you had the night before. Either way, glad you made it home...uh...safely.