Thursday, February 15, 2007

My Little Secret

First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to all you folks out there who are reading my blog and posting comments. The support that you offer me is amazing. Actually, I think most of us underestimate the positive influence we have over other people's lives when we make the effort to support them. The influence is huge....and I know because I think about all the encouragement that you guys give me while I'm running.
On another note, while I'm dishing out the thanks, I owe a big shout out to Nytro. Her entry earlier this week on "toe-flicking" while running up hills nailed it for me. And for the first time ever I "toe-flicked" up that little hill on the Vita course without having to slow down (well at least the first 2 times around).
And lastly, (I should warn you, you might not want to read this part if you are grossed out by bodily functions)....I want to tell you a secret. I had to pee so bad this morning before our run, that despite there being 40 or so TRIgirls out for our first official TRIgirl workout of the season, and despite many of them having never met me before, I pulled down my tights right there in the middle of the street, by my back tire and peed. I'm not sure how it goes...did the cold make me need to pee so bad or did pulling down my pants when it's 20 friggin' degrees out make me colder and have to pee even worse. We'll never know. All I know is I didn't get caught...I pulled up my pants just before the headlights drove up. And for all of you who are deviants like me and who are wondering....
Yes, when I came back to my car after the run...It WAS frozen solid....like a Popsicle!
I hope nobody slipped on it...
P.S. Mr. Preschool said I should NOT tell this story...Did I exersise poor judgement?

11 comments:

JRo said...

Heck No! That was funny! I've done that a few times myself. Hey - when ya gotta go, ya gotta go, right?

JRo

TriGirl 40 said...

LOL - it is good to hear the reality of training - because many of us (myself included!) have been in similar situations. BTW - Thank you for all the encouragement and inspiration you provide - in both the virtual and real worlds.

momo said...

omg, how funny! i can totally relate. i used to run with two friends, one male, one female. never failed, when we started, we'd be less than half a mile out and i'd have to go. i'd find the nearest bush - whatever - when you gotta go, you gotta go. my male friend said i was the fastest pee-er he knew. i don't know if that is a compliment or what...

Anonymous said...

When you are a TRI athlete, the world is your bathroom...

~Lynn

Melissa said...

oh jonah! i love it. times like this make us real women!

ps... while dishing out thanks - thank yourself for being such a great motivator!

Andra Sue said...

Poor judgement? Oh heaven's no! Entries like this are why we all read tri-blogs. And rest assured, next time I have to pee before a run...I'll think of you. :)

Grandison said...

Yes... I agree with Lynn. I know evey bush in from my house to Byrd Park. I'm happy to know I'm not the only one.

Anonymous said...

Jonah,
Love the blog. Peeing in the street is WAAAAY better than what ends up happening to me--running, especially timed sprints, and peeing your pants. I literally need to pee immediately before running races because otherwise I end up w/ wet pants. Yuck. Chalk it up to another added benefit of having kids that your mom never told you....
Kate O

Cheryl said...

Jonah,
We have all been there....why should guys only have the luxury!? Thanks for sharing. :) Also, than you for all of your support!

Diane said...

J ~ it is I who thank you for being such a great role model and inspiration... pee and all.

Anonymous said...

Great Story! It definitely made me LOL.
DeannaL

PS Thank you for all the great support and inspiration you have given me.