WOD: 3 mile run (29:29, 9:49 pace)
Mile 1 10:18
Mile 2 9:38
Mile 3 9: 33
Miles 2 and 3 felt way faster than Mile 1 mostly because I really wanted to get showered, to the bathroom and in bed. Not necessarily in that order.
Today I want to talk about all the gross things I wish people had told me before I started running.
Yes, running gives you endorphins. It keeps you healthy, gives you energy and is all around good for you.
What people don’t tell you is that it also makes you poop your pants.
You ache like a 90 year old and sometimes your toenails to fall off or grow on top of each other. Oh, and occasionally your nipples get chapped and bleed. Sexy, right?
On any given day I’m probably dealing with at least one of these runner’s issues. Everything hurts so massages are a must. I make sure there’s a bathroom somewhere along the way so I don’t have to go Number 2 in the bushes. I considered myself a “real” runner after my first toenail fell off while training for the Wine and Dine while in Atlanta and I’ve accepted the fact that I can’t keep all my toenails while running. However, I’ve noticed that I can minimize two of these issues by drinking more water and wearing the right clothing.
For some reason, I didn’t take my own advice on Saturday. I didn’t drink enough water and had to sprint to a bathroom and wore the cheap Wal-mart sports bra I usually reserve for low impact sports. True story: No one likes scabby nipples.
For anyone with more than a handful this Lululemon bra is my absolute favorite.
I have two but could do with a few more.They’re pricey but worth every penny once you start to increase your distance. Trust me, the ta tas will thank you even though you may have to marry rich to afford a drawer of these.
Do you have any secrets to preventing runners trots? What about any other running issues?