… you are half way through your run and there is no bathroom in sight. Thinking — ‘Dear Lord, please let me make it to a bathroom … PLEEEEEASE!’
Have you had this happen?
Well, it just happened to me yesterday and let me tell you, I almost burst into tears. I considered every ditch along the rural road I was running. I considered stopping at some strangers house. I looked for a hidden bush or tree, but there were none in sight. I was downright miserable.
I had just hopped off my bike after sweating like a pig for 35 minutes and thought to myself, I’ll go for a quick 3 miler.
I made it to the half way point and took a picture to send to the DH, as he was off visiting his mother. This was my last smile.
My smile quickly faded and I thought — uh oh. I’ve got to find a bathroom. STAT!
Aching, running faster, oh no …. running slower, uGGGhhhhh …. walking? Ok, that helps a bit, but it will take me forever to get back at this pace! Back to running again … NOOOOOO! Phone died – CRAP …. no, I didn’t mean that …. SHOOT! Get that thought out of my head. I can make it. It’s cold. I’m freezing and I’m still a mile away. WAAAAHHHHHHH!
Finally, I see my mailbox in the distance …. hurry, hurry, hurry.
PHEW …. I made it. barely. just barely.
Assessing the situation now …. I think I had some bad fruit that was leftover from my party last Friday. Eat by date: 12.20.12. It was 12.21.12 — just one day late …. and, I’m always getting teased by my co-workers for NEVER eating out-of-date anything. Seriously. I pick yesterday as my first go … BAD DECISION. Never again.
Tell me:: have you ever had this happen? And, if so – what did you do?
***PS — I’m filing this one under – ultimate #runnerproblems. I’ll take chaffing and losing toenails over this doozy of a runner problem any day!