Saturday, March 21, 2009

The four words I never thought I would say..

I love to run!

I use to envy people who said they loved to run. I thought they were either just gifted in running or lying..But today, as I began my 2 hr. 15 min. run, I thought: Man I love this! It just happened when I least expected it..Not only did I enjoy my run but I actually thought I was in heaven running in south Denver. Here in Denver it is like the Rolls Royce of running/biking venues..Bathrooms every mile, trails that go FOREVER, places to buy water and food everywhere..And now, several hours and 11.4 miles later, I feel like a million bucks! Maybe 8 years of training really does get you better with time!

Really no downside except today..was a high..uh hem.."bathroom day" as I call them. This is when my bowels go into overdrive and if I do not find a potty like right now! there is trouble..Some call these "runner's trots" I call them "shits from hell". It only happens on long runs and seems to be clearly related to the previous day's diet. So maybe the chocolate cake with cream cheese filling and frosting really wasn't good for me?

It is all Becca's fault..She is in a dessert mode and how can I refuse to join her? No more complaining about muffin top waists or weight gain here..

Oh and the baby..well here she is..'Nuff said:


WADDLER26.2 said...

That baby is beautiful!!!!

I have the runner's trots also-thought it was just me. But when you get the urge there is no delaying nature-it sucks.

Tania said...

She is sooo sweet!!! I am glad you feel so good after your run! I am glad that you keep with it.. don't say you are on "vacation" and not do it.. that is me.. I am on Vacation every day

RBR said...

You have to have the most gorgeous grandchildren I have ever seen!

I know that I thought I would never hear myself say that I love to run, but it just kind of sneaks up on you. Welcome to the cult! ;o)

Calyx Meredith said...

What a beautiful baby! That smile!
And hooray for loving to run. Denver sounds wonderful.

LBTEPA said...

you can't live your whole life around tomorrow's run. I bet you'll remember the chocolate cake with Becca when you've forgotten the SFH

Susi said...

i LOVE days when i have a 'i love running' moment. they are brilliant and make all the other days invisible.

cutie patootie pic there too!

ShirleyPerly said...

Just came across your blog and see you're doing B2B too -- cool!

And, unfortunately, I know firsthand how awful RT is. Sometimes it can be caused by what you have the day of running as well (for me it was a sports drink that did not agree with me).

Cute baby!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

It's great that you are loving to run. :-)