Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Don't use hotsauce the night before a long run (23 mile report)

Photo of Crystal Hot SauceGot my lazy butt out of bed at 8:40ish.  Had some tea and caught up on my emails.  Realized that the hot sauce I put on my pizza last night was a big mistake!!  As I have no self control with hot sauce.........  I use a lot!!!  I didn't think about how it affects me.  Let's just say that I made several urgent trips to the bathroom this morning.

I putzd around getting my outfit together, getting my nutrition all figured out, looking for my good socks, blah, blah, blah.  Finally,  got out just before 11am.  The weather was wonderful!!  I was so lucky because the weather has been cold, windy, and snowy for my last two long runs:)

I got as far as 3 miles when I felt like I was going to poo myself.  I had cramps and had to run squeezing my sphincter together.  You may know the feeling?!  It only lasted 2 miles!!!!!  Yippee!!

I got about 3 miles past the downtown Amherstburg area and realized that a beautiful area surrounds us.  There were water filled inlets that opened up to larger bodies of water.  Lots of ducks to bee seen!!!  There were some great houses also!!!  I love to critique peoples' homes and borrow ideas from them.

At 9 miles I was passing an elementary school that was "out for lunch" or recess.  A group of children  were hollering at me and waving.  I waved back and turned down my music so that I could hear them. This is what I heard.  "Hey.... stupid running person!!!"  "Run, run... what's your name?",  "Ya big stupid".  Those #@$%ing kids!!!  I turned up the volume and continued along.  My mood quickly changed as I tried to figure out what song was playing.......... " My humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps!"  tee hee.  I had forgotten that I threw a couple of funny songs in!!!  My mood quickly improved as I tried to sing along with the few words that I knew!  I crack myself up!  I was later inspired by a surprise rendition of "I'm bringing sexy back"!!  couldn't remember putting that song on either:)

At the halfway mark I realized that I was about 5 minutes slower that I had wanted.  No worries though.  I felt petty good!  The return trip was not eventful.  The "shuffle running" started about 16 miles in.  I really perked up with 4 miles to go!  I ended up running the 23 miles in 3:59:14.
 9 minutes and 14 seconds longer than I had hoped.  I am still happy, as my training program had me increase more than 10% this past week!

My big toenail's are sore, and my legs are achey!  

Soooooo glad this run is over.  Must start mentally preparing for next weeks run!!!!

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