Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It's a Strategy

Until my running mojo comes back.

Six miles on sked for this morning. At mile three, I wanted to bail. But I was very stern with myself. No, self, I said. You can bail from running, but you are going to get six miles in this morning if I have to beat you (me?) with a stick. Just like the good dominatrix I am.

So i started walking.

And then, voila, like magic, I started running. Cuz walking? Takes too long.

For all you enquiring minds: I tried to spare you, but y'all are relentless! So, for the record: I did not poop myself during Saturday's run, in large part due to Nancy Toby's * excellent prescription: one immodium upon waking; another 20 min before running; drink water til you burst (paraphrasing here); and salt yo'self up.

Now, I just need to schedule the lobotomy that will keep me from walking when there is no need to walk. I mean, I don't mind taking a walk break when needed, but I didn't need it on Saturday.

So there ya have it. No thrills, chills, or spills. So far. This week.

Stay tuned.

*NT is not a doctor, nor does she play one on the Internet. She knows a helluva lot about nutrition and poop, though.

10 comments:

Bolder said...

i keep saying that to myself keep training, because i don't want to walk a marathon at the end of an ironman. i mean, i'm gonna finish, but 26.2 miles is toooo long of a time to walk!!

poor Nancy, such a fine shout out, ... seems like you two ladies need to have private emails -- too much information!!!

nancytoby said...

Yep, I know my sh*t.

I also have a dull kitchen knife if you want some help with that lobotomy....

Running by.... said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're doing better in regards to number-two.

Let me know if that lobotomy works--I could use that too. Sometimes walking feels so nice..

21st Century Mom said...

Walking for a little bit is okay. And it does take too long so that's a self healing problem.

Sounds like you are problem free!

Wanna-be 5k-er said...

Props on the 6 miles!!!

I have to file away that prescription to avoid runs on the run, sounds like something one should know!

Firefly's Running said...

ROFL! Awesome run...way to push yourself.

KT said...

Fantastic! Glad to hear you got the intestines whipped into shape.

Kim said...

ah, the old immodium trick! i have colitis and getting through a 6 miler has always been rough for me. training for a marathon was a nightmare...i wound up taking so many immodium everyday i wound up stopped up for months! so be careful!

a.maria said...

lolol. i'm laughing at kim's comment.

anyway.

sound like the strategy is working. keep at it, woman!

and hey. new pic!!! reminds me i need a new banner...

i'll get on that this weekend...

Juls said...

I hope that it keeps on working for you. New photo too. Cool.