30 September 2008

Runners, Yeah We're Different

I was running with this guy, and we were talking about Crista's swelling fingers (more salt, baby!) and he said, "Well, make sure you're peeing enough. Have you peed yet?" No, I told him, but I would at the next aid station (mile 25). "Make sure you do," he told me. Then he said,

"You know, it's weird, but normally, you don't talk to people of the opposite sex about these sort of things."

I know exactly what he means! I was telling runners, "Yeah, my stomach has been totally wrecked, and I keep running behind a tree," and they would reply, "Oh, that sucks. Have you tried Ginger Ale?" So, all you non-runners reading this blog, runners are different. Poop and pee and whatever else, it's all part of the long run, especially for ultra-runners.

Runners. Yeah, we're different.


Divaleh said...

I'm STILL trying to figure out just what the swelling is due to. There are runs where I KNOW I've had plenty of salt, but maybe not enough water? And then runs when I have too much water, but not enough salt and/or food. Every run is another experiment. Thankfully, it hasn't happened in months...

If you ever figure it out, let me know!


V said...

omd, PLEASE PLEASE pee. lots. not just when yr running!!

kidney stones suck.