6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

At least my socks were CUTE

My buddy Tammy arranged a group 10 miler on Saturday morning at 7:30 including Jen and Heidi. It was a CHILLY 38' when we started at 38 when we hit stop... BRRRR!!! I thought it would be fun to dress in costume.. Hmmmm running fashion icon in Blog Land? Oh yes, TMB HERE! Thankfully when she stayed with me for Your Go Girl she gifted me a pair of Little Miss Match socks.. AWESOME!! So here is my costume?

How did I do?? My skirt is Sugoi but other than that I am pretty spot on. Soon after the dark photo op I put my coat back on and our foursome set out. We were chilled at the start, time to get out the gloves and ear covers... The night prior to the run Muscle Man and I had our home version of Chinese, egg rolls, pot stickers and egg drop soup with shrimp....my stomach SEIZED soon after dinner..

I did not think much about the tummy issues until mile 3 the BAM!!! What the?? Only 3 miles into a 10 miler and my stomach was doing flip flops, there was not a Honey Bucket along the trail.. URGH!! I was pretty quiet, thankful that the ladies kept my mind off my issues. I know Jen and Tammy pretty well but had never run with Heidi. I LOVE LOVE LOVE meeting new running buddies :)
  • I have been worried that I would miss the miles for 83 mile CHALLENGE this month but somehow my efforts have added up.. I sit at 79 miles, leaving just 4 to go :) Think I may wear Garmin while Trick or Treating..

We got to the mid-day point, Heidi and I were a bit behind the others. It was nice to chat and slow a few steps. But I was not good company, I was in PAIN!!! She offered me her tissue, I prayed I would make it without having to fertilize the bushes or ruin my white skirt. Sorry TMI, but that was an honest fear I had. My lungs were great, legs were strong, mind was focused, but my tummy urgled and gurgled all the way home... We got to 10 miles and I RAN into the Honey Bucket. I was sick until about 8PM, not fun at all!!

Moral of the Story? Think before you eat the night before a long run!!

*****So many friends running Marathons tomorrow!! I wish I would have had time to give out High Fives.. here are a few I can think of off the top...

*Jen HERE-MCM Marathon her First!!

*Shelly HERE- Fire on the Mountain 50K

*Becka HERE-Athens her First!!

  • What will you be for HALLOWEEN? To check out what I was up to, and dressed as, this time last year click HERE :)
  • The person who I announced as the WINNER of the Outside PR Party bucket never contacted me and I cant seem to locate the post soooo below is the new Winner, please email me your address :)

****WINNER is: Aimee at I Tri to be Me


Kate Geisen said...

I am learning through unpleasant experience what I shouldn't eat before running. So far, I'm up to tacos and eggs and bacon. Chinese, curiously, was no problem go figure.

Happy Halloween, and congratulations on getting in those miles even though October was such a topsy turvey month for you.

Anonymous said...

awesome job getting those miles in girl :)

and wayyyy cute socks. i wish i had thought to dress in costume when i was running this morning!

Aimee said...

Yay! I won!! I'll send you an email! :)

I'm so sorry about your stomach issues on the run! That must have been horrible! I have had that happen too many times, and now I am very careful about what I eat the night before!

Unknown said...

you DO have cute socks. :-)

i've been fortunate not to have issues like that (YET). But I'm sure you still ran faster than I would without issues. :-)

Jodi H said...

Adorable outfit! Sorry about the stomach issues. I have so been there and it is awful!!

Unknown said...

You look so cute! :) Glad you were able to get through the run, although it sounds like it was tough with that stomach! Chinese is never a good prerace meal for me! :)

Congrats to Aimee!!!

RunningFromCancer said...

Nothing worse that tummy issues during a run . . . especially when you are with others and a pottie isn't close.
Glad they could distract you enough and hope you are done with those issues. ;-)

Happy Halloween!

Katie A. said...

I have soooo been there! Glad you made it! And congrats on the mileage - you are amazing! Big hug to you buddy!

Terri said...

Oh, that is a hard-learned lesson for me. And I STILL haven't got it - ate curry Thursday for lunch and cut Friday's run short because of that very fear. Ugh! Glad you made it the full ten - hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

welcome to my life. my stomach freaks out like that for NO APPARENT reason. and its so frustrating when my legs and lungs are feeling great but stomach is not. grrrr. its good to see your smiling face again!

Unknown said...

LOVE the costume!!

Been thinking about you lots lately. Hope you are doing a little better each day!

Anonymous said...

How cool is the blog world that you dressed like TMB for a Halloween run. Too funny!!! Love it, Mel.

Average Woman Runner said...

I'm so glad you're going to Boston! Also, LOVE your TMB costume. Too funny!

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teacherwoman said...

Those socks are ADORABLE! Nice job!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I love your costume. You make a great TMB!

Thanks for the shout out. I will get my report up. Just a little slow today...I need some rest!

I visited the woods during the race. I must enjoy sharing "all" of me with the natural world. I secretly think the trees now have a crush on me! ;-)

Marlene said...

Ugh, I hate those tummy issues. I don't know how you made it so long. :S Super cute outfit!!!

Tricia said...

Looking good :)

{will run for margaritas} said...

I have to be extra careful what I eat, too - I have a very sensitive stomach :-( and it sucks!

CONGRATS ON BOSTON!! You are amazing!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

At least you rocked your outfit and finished!! Way to tough it out!!!

Dawn said...

Came through here through Aimee's blog...and hope you don't mind I add you to my blogroll.
I feel pretty inspired by people like you.....other moms loving the run:))
Love the socks!:)

5 Miles Past Empty said...

Ick. No fun AT ALL! Glad you made it through though without a bushes visit. That is actually impressive.

On a seperate note, Jessica gave me a pair of Little Miss Matched socks too! Love them!!! =)

BTW, Levi and I walked over 2 miles trick-or-treating!

Hope you are feeling bettter!

Laura said...

Love the socks! Way to 'gut' it out...I have to be so careful with my eating..ugh.
Congrats on Boston btw!!

RobinLK said...

Oh, Mel! Hubs and I just talking/laughing about the LR/Mother Nature issue the other night. Poor you! And yes, excellent advice: Pre-LR food ~ tread carefully!

*hugs* from Orlando!

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