Belching Fritos

Distance: 3.5 mi (yesterday), 6.6 mi

Miles to go: 1640

OK dammit… So I was driving home yesterday at a dead sprint.  Yes, I may indeed have been breaking the speed limit.  But I had to do an inservice in a town about 2 hours away from Columbia and I got out at about 3:30.  Traknight started at 5:30…  I knew I hadn’t eaten enough during the day and I would be starving and out of energy at the run so I stopped in to get some caffeine and a snack to hold me over.  Of all the gawdawful things I could have gotten, for some unexplained reason my body said… Fritos Scoops…

…I have no idea…

I got back in the car, cracked open the Mountain Dew and ripped the bag open.  The smell was wonderful… and then immediately nauseating.  Still I couldn’t help myself so I grabbed one and popped it in my mouth.  Deliciously greasy, yet salty and crunchy at the same time.  Then my body said “eat another one of those and I will hit the reverse button…

…got it… no more Scoops…

I then spent the rest of the drive home AND the entire boiling hot run belching that one Frito’s Scoop…

…am I just old?  What happened to the iron stomach of my youth?  Am I doomed to spend the rest of my life eating Wonder Bread (plain… from the middle out… of course) and Geritol shakes?

I absolutely can not eat ANYTHING within 2 hours of a run without consequences ranging from uncomfortable to OHMYGAWDIGOTTAFINDABATHROOMNOW!!  This is ridiculous.

Not that you really care about my tummy troubles… but it IS my blog…

The run this morning was a tempo run (unencumbered by GI concerns) and for the first time in 6 months… I ran it AS a tempo run.  How weird is that.  I almost forgot how…  I actually managed to get miles 4 and 5 were 7:50 pace!  Then, of course, I stepped on a walnut and twisted my ankle.  Not serious, just enough to piss me off.

Now?  I am officially DEAD tired.  Exhausted… pooped…

But still, sticking two 7:50s back to back in the middle of a 6 mile run?  …priceless. Especially given all my bitching lately about being inconsistent.


One Response to Belching Fritos

  1. Cheryl says:

    I know what you mean with the stomach thing, before my long runs I know I should eat something, but I’m always afraid it will mess with my stomach, I have to know where the bathrooms are, just in case.

    Great job on your tempo run, that’s a great pace!! Keep it up, I’m consistent, consistently slow!!


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