Thursday, January 22, 2009

Because I Care

I've been running a lot this week. I ran twice yesterday, and plan on running twice again today. Everybody talks about how much we learn from running, about ourselves, about the availability of acceptable on-the-run toilet facilities, etc. I've learned a few important lessons in the last couple of days and, being the nice, helpful person I am, decided I should share them with you.

Lesson #1: Do NOT eat tacos an hour before a six-mile tempo run. You WILL spend the last two miles wondering if it is better to throw up or crap your pants while running. You WILL make your babysitter think that you are (1) suffering from some sort of ebola virus or (2) just plain freaking crazy.

Lesson #2: If you pack a backpack with your running stuff in it and bring it to the office with you and put your lunch in the same backpack, do NOT leave your lunch in the backpack until lunchtime. Your lunch WILL taste like sucking on dirty running socks. (Of course, if you wear clean clothes every time you run, you don't need to worry about this. But if you are a dirty little bird like me, then maybe use a separate bag for lunch.)

Hope you find this advice helpful. Have a great day!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

Very good advice. :) I cringe at the thought of tacos right before a rnun...that must have been very uncomfortable. :(

Melanie said...

LOL! Great advice! :)

Marcy said...

I hear you on Number #1. I will never forgot the time I ate that stuff with jalepenos and then ran. OMG I wanted to die! LOL

Kita said...

LOL...Thanks for the advice.

Carlee said...

Lesson #3 Do not suck on an Altoid while attempting to run in any weather under 25 degrees. Your throat will actually rip apart. (or so it feels)

Marlene said...

Who can afford to run in clean clothes every time? I'd either need a closet full of running clothes or be doing laundry 24/7! Thanks for the tips!

I Run for Fun said...

Ha ha! Got it. No tacos, separate lunch bag. Yes, I am a dirty bird too!

Ali said...

Oh ... I've had the taco run ... great advice

Steve Stenzel said...

Great advice! Unless you LIKE the taste of funk...

I THINK we're going to take a "blogger buddies photo" before the start of the 1/2 on Saturday. At last count, there are 5 bloggers (including you) doing the 1/2 and 3 doing the 5K. If you can, meet us just to the right of the starting line at 8:45 am on Saturday!! We'd love to have you in our photo, and I've love to say "hi!!"

Good luck!!!

Oh, and I say vomit. ;)

MCM Mama said...

Clean running clothes? I'm not sure what those are LOL. And I've BTDT with the Mexican food. Ugh!

Run Mommy said...

Very good advice ! Two runs a day??? You are a super mom. :)

BeachRunner said...

LOL. Great advice. You are a super homie. And way to get in the runs.

theloosemoose said...

Are you telling me that lunches aren't SUPPOSED to taste like dirty running socks? Hmmm. Who knew? ;)

Stacey said...

Funny post! Thanks for the advice!

aron said...

LOL love the advice :)