A lot of times when I'm running a race or a training run, I think about how I'll report about the event on the blog. I'll tell myself I have to remember to include certain details. And then, when I get home and finally get around to writing up my post, I get too focused on the big picture and forget the little minute details. So I decided to share a couple of the small things with you that should have been included in some prior posts.
When I wrote about my 18 miler last Saturday, I really should have mentioned that I had to poop so bad during the second of my 6 mile loops I could hardly stand it. I stopped at my house, where Sophie was hanging out with her babysitter, for a much needed bathroom break. Sophie got all excited and started telling her babysitter she had to leave. I told her that I just had to go to the bathroom and I still had 6 more miles to run. Sophie ran down the hall and I could hear her tell the babysitter, "Chelsie, my mom is running 6 more miles. She just has to poop." The girl learns fast.
When I wrote about my adventures at the Mora Vasaloppet, I really should have told you about the last water stop. I skied up to the water stop and the volunteers (all men) immediately noticed my bleeding face. They asked if I wanted water and some Tylenol. I told them I would rather have a beer. One guy reached down into a cooler and produced a can of Bud Light. I stood there and chugged it. Now Jamoosh, don't go throwing a rock at my head all the way from Texas for saying this, but it actually tasted good at that moment. And it definitely made the last 10K of the race better.
When I wrote about my 5K in Center City back in January, I really should have included the fact that I peed my pants. I was working so hard coming up the last hill about half a mile from the finish, a little bit of pee came out. For a long time, I've peed myself whenever I do Jillian's 30 days shred, now apparently 5K races also bring on the pee. Note to self: do more kegels.
So there's the rest of the story. Hopefully that wasn't oversharing. Happy St. Patrick's Day!