In Maryland, we have had spring like temps this week. Cool breezes and lower temperatures make it easier to run. I LOVE it. I did not run with water - big mistake. Lesson learned. I even chose to run a hilly course to get the 7 miles in. And I almost decided to run 8 but at the last minute my GI started to act up. It started with gas (I'm sorry... TMI). I actually thought I had a little accident in my running skirt. I didn't but what is a girl to do when you are at least a mile from a bathroom.
My GI kept persisting, and cramps felt like it was going to bring me to my knees. I decided it was best to head home before I ended up like one of those marathoners pooping on herself like I have heard mentioned here. The weird thing is that when I got home - nothing. I thought it must have been just painful gas. I cooked dinner and ate like there was no tomorrow because I was starving. Drank 4 glasses of water because I was thirsty and then...
Can't a girl get some privacy? I did several courtesy flushed, sprayed air freshener... did not work (and reminds me that my dad calls it "poopy flowers" when both smells linger). I thought I was done when another episode struck. It was awful.
After several more flushes, I felt absolutely fine. I have NO IDEA what made this happen. Hours later, I still feel fine. I know some of you REAL runners on here have written about these issues, but this is the first time I have experienced them. I thought back about what I ate over the last two days and it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.
So, I must ask:
Any ideas what could have caused these GI issues?