Thursday, November 29, 2007


Boy did my day not start off very well! As you are well aware bloggy friends, I am plagued by running GI problems. Mostly only in the morning. No matter what I do, I can't seem to do my business before 6 am and then it hits me - BAD - mid run. Well, I decided to try something new this morning, I got up at 5;15 and drank 2 cups of coffee. So, my body had 35 mins before I had to leave the house. I ran in place, I massaged my belly, I did yoga twists, all kinds of stuff, to no avail. So, I get to the nature center at 6 and only Brock showed up today, we had planned on doing 6 miles. I knew off the bat I was going to have problems. I ran 1.77 miles with him and then it was emergency time and I had to race off to my car. I mean how embarassing, of course I relive it here for all of you guys, but most of you are runners, so you know about runners trots all too well. The coffee made things way worse and I almost didn't make it home! But I did, thank goodness I only live 2 miles away. So, after I made it home, I forced myself to go back out, but my stomach was all wonky, so I made it 3 miles and called it a day. So, I am really going to have to figure out a way to put a stop to this. I am going to have make my diet really bland and add things back in. First step - cut out dairy and fiber one bars and high fiber cereals. Maybe I get too much fiber. I remember one of the second sole running coaches telling me that she can only eat one piece of fruit a day or else she has problems. So, yeah, cutting down on dairy and fiber might be the key. Also, on Tuesday, I am going to take a quick jog around my block before I even go meet my group and see if that will get things moving. But man I hate to get up super early, if I didn't have these stomach problems, I'd get up at like 5:35 and be good to go!

Anywho - poop aside -

People often ask me how I fit so much into my day b/c it sounds like I am always busy, but I really don’t feel like I am, so I thought you might be interested in a typical day in the life of me:

5:15 – 5:30 AM – Wake up
6 – 7– work out
7-7:15 – drive home from workout
7:15-8 – get ready for work, sometimes ready sooner
8:15 - 8:30 – arrive at work
8:30 – 5 – work
5-5:30 – drive home
Once home, it varies, but I always walk the dogs, some nights I workout, usually 6-7, Gary and eat dinner together 85% of the time, by 8 I am done with whatever needs to be done and I lounge and watch tv and read until 10 when it’s lights out. I try to do light cleaning every evening and then one major cleaning session on the weekend.


Joshua Middleton said...

Oh gosh, I feel partially responsible (poot) for your doody run this morning, since I suggested coffee before. Sorry (poot) it didn't work - you'll figure it out eventually. I guess everything (poot) takes a little practice. It does seem a little (poot) annoying, though!! Poot.

It was good (poot) talking to you this morning. Make some bloggy videos!!!


Charlie said...

Early morning runs have never worked for me for this reason. I need two hours in order to avert disaster. Other wise I would join you all at the nature center.

GP said...

Well, I haven't even met you yet, but I'll have to share some poopy advice: I bought a bottle of inexpensive Target-brand Immodium pills and took two shortly (20-30 minutes) before running when my stomach was on running strike. It worked like a charm. And everyone really wins in that situation ;-)

But diet, as you said, is an important thing to consider as well. My body, however, just likes to do things to spite me sometimes... so I had to go medicinal.

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