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!