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Hot to Trot

First of all, I wanted to say that I appreciate the 10 of you who have found my blog in the past 2 days by searching “Megan Fox thumbs.”  I would have preferred the search to be “hot girls with short thumbs” or “I can’t get enough of girls with short thumbs,” but I’ll take what I can get.

In a mere five days, I will be running the Clearwater Iron Girl Half Marathon. I’m not ready for this race for a number of reasons, mainly because I’ve barely run since my last half three weeks ago. Also, I haven’t felt like running at all in those three weeks. So, not only have I not run, I have not had any desire. But don’t worry, my “eat” and “watch” have been off the scale!

I’m burned out and I’m not even ready to be burned out.

There’s also this:

My stomach issues that I thought were resolved are not resolved. Just ask the port-a-potties at the Melbourne, Gasparilla, and Sarasota Half Marathons. I certainly showed them who’s boss.

Gastrointestinal issues (GI) have a cute name if you’re a runner – Runner’s Trots.

It’s not cute. Well, maybe a little bit when I’m doing it.

Have you ever looked back on your pictures from 6 years ago and realized you just got the same haircut again? Ugh.

Here’s what I’ve learned about dealing with GI issues before running:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid artificial sweeteners
  • Avoid high sugar drinks, like fruit juice
  • Choose low or no fiber foods
  • Choose safe foods (that you’ve eaten before and have not had problems with – nothing new)
  • Avoid eating 2 hours prior to running
  • Limit dairy

Foods to eat that are naturally constipating:

  • Bananas
  • Plain bagels
  • Rice
  • Oatmeal

By the way, all those first bullet points I did for a full week before one of my races and still had problems. I gave up my sweet baby Diet Coke for a week for nothing. I will never forsake you again DC.

I have had two races where I have had no problems at all. I’ve replicated what I ate the day before those races for other races but it didn’t work the second time around. So this time around, I’m just going to eat normally and see what happens. No excessive carb loading unless I run across a truckload of cupcakes and the driver is looking the other way.

I did find this online:

 

 

Has anyone ever used Glutapak? Honestly, I’m skeptical but I thought I’d see if any of you have heard anything about it.

In other news that is not about my poop, I decided yesterday to start a picture of the day on my Facebook page, if anyone is interested besides my Pretty Aunt Mary. 🙂 I can’t guarantee they won’t all be self-portraits of me in public restrooms, but we’ll see how it goes.

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