Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Rest of the Story

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!

23 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I forgive you! I forgive you!

Running Through Life said...

Thanks for providing the left out details. Very entertaining!

Marlene said...

Funny stuff. How could you forget chugging a beer during a race?! :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Being the queen of poop and a lover of beer at all times, I love your revelations!

Sarah said...

Haha...love the honesty! Your daughter sounds just adorable!

Jill said...

I'm so relieved you provided the extra details :). I am always thinking what I'll blog about on a run and then come time to write, I sit at a blank screen for eternity. And don't even get me started on the peeing....

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Julie said...

Very funny Heather:) Happy St. Patty's Day!

Ashley Perry said...

I loved every minute of this! I think its amazing that you can share those such things however private or personal! I think the beer one is my favorite. One time when I was doing a 10K it was so hot outside I took the water at the rest stop and dumped it over my head! Turns out it was not water but it was blue Gatorade which went well with my white shirt.

Carly said...

LOL!!! Poop, Pee, and Beers during races...you are my kind of people.

I Run for Fun said...

LOL! You are my favorite blogger...those are the little details you REALLY want to hear! Sophie is such a cute little thing!

Katie A. said...

This post had it all! Poop, beer and pee! You are def a hardcore runner!

Jeri said...

hahah how did you forget/leave out these GEMS of information?!?! Too funny. :)

Heidi said...

HAHAHA Hilarious post! I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to share such details ... which is silly because they're pretty common things - well, maybe not the beer. That one was really funny!

joyRuN said...

Tsk, tsk, young lady. You've been holding out on us!

JimC said...

Um, wow! I'm Heather's running partner and this all was news to me! I ran up that last hill with you at Center City and then sat in the booth eating eggs afterwords not knowing you had peed your pants! Yuk! Now the beer story I like! Keep up the great work, Madison here we come!

MCM Mama said...

LMAO! There are times when even a bud will do. And that pee thing, BTDT. Not so much fun. ;o)

DRog said...

LOL...thanks for sugarcoating earlier posts....Seriously...lol - D

Teamarcia said...

Wow you left out such highlights--what were you thinking?

Ali said...

love the extra details ... and I should say I had to google kegels and am now going to start doing them

The Happy Runner said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! LOVE it!!!!

X-Country2 said...

Hahaha! Those little details are the best parts of reading blogs.

M2Marathon said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

I hear you on the pee; damn motherhood. And I have thought a cold Bud Light hit the spot more times than I care to admit (though it will never match a Blue Moon).

Girl, you are a Runner, indeed. :-)

NY Wolve said...

I think we have all been there. Doesn't make it feel any better, but we all remember.