A poopy kind of run.

Disclaimer: If I have to make eye contact with you at any point in the next 57 years, please do not read this post. Serious. You think I’m joking, but I’m not. I really cannot even believe I am going to publish this. But I am – no sugar coating included.

Let me give you some history before I get into the nitty gritty on this post… I look up to my mom. I’m the type who does things because it is how mom did it. I buy Tide laundry detergent and use Crest toothpaste because my mom did — I’m sure the other brands are just fine, but my mom trusted Tide & Crest so I will too. My mom kept the house fairly clean and made herself presentable every day, guests or not. And that has become a habit of my own.

That’s the nice, fluffy side of the story. My mom also never exposed any bodily sounds in public or around anyone, for that matter. In all my life, I have never heard my mom pass gas. It was left unsaid but it just wasn’t appropriate for women to do.


On a somewhat similar note, there was no talk of bowel movements {gawd, I feel so gross even typing it!} Yes, I know it is a natural but I just don’t do it. Carlos has never heard me pass gas let alone declare a BM. In fact, I’ve convinced him I don’t ever have BM’s.

But now, I have a problem and you
all are the only one I know to ask.

Running makes me feel like I have to poop. Whenever I run more than 30 minutes, I seem to have the feeling that I have to go to the bathroom {that seems to be a more appropriate way of saying it…}

At first, I just thought maybe I ate too much fiber-rich the day/night before. Or that I hadn’t gone to the bathroom enough prior to my longer runs. But it kept happening, no matter what I’ve eaten or not eaten.

Saturday, when I ran my 9 mile, it actually effected my run. I tried to stop at the port-a-potty however I got stage fright and nothing happened, so the run went on. By mile 7, I was starting to get crampy ended up walking about every 10  minutes just to let things settle down. I finished the run with a longer run time than I anticipated but finished, nonetheless.


Over the next 5 hours {a majority of which happened to be during our trip to Milwaukee}, I went to the bathroom multiple times — like I haven’t gone before. It was as if I hadn’t gone to the bathroom in weeks…despite the fact I am regular. And now,

It’s effecting my runs!

I’ve mentioned it a couple of times on Twitter so I know I’m not alone here, but am clueless as to how to get past this. My 10 mile run is 1.5 weeks away and I’m determined to figure this out — so determined, I’m willing to overshare way more than I was ever raised to do and publicly ask for help!


I go to the bathroom pretty regularly {as in, almost daily} so I’m not sure where this is all coming from..it isn’t like I’m backed up. Why did this happen? Did I shake everything loose? {eeewww} Please give me guidance, advice, thoughts & opinions.

P.S., This post will self destruct in 72 hours.


  1. Oh thank you for. Bringing up the upspoken problem of BM’s and running. Today I finshed barely a 10 miler. By mile 3 I was having the urge again. Normally I am able to control with out problem but today the whole run I struggled to hold it finally at mile 8 I ducked into a park bathroom. Felt better but with a 4min loss. The only thing I could think I did different yesterday was have a midnight snack with my daughter. Normally on my long runs I finish eating 12 hours before I run. And I usually make last meal juice for nutrients and no fiber. My last food meal is 2 hours before that. Well I hope I learned a lesson. I was pretty disapointed after working so hard to get derailed like this. Well here’s to my next half in Dec. “Happy poopy” to all.

  2. Lol, I get this problem too, and I know quite a few other ( mostly lady) runners who do as well. I get it worst on long runs, or high intensity training like mile reps, or hill reps. I find the most helpful thing ( if you’ve done all the other things beforehand) is to make sure you try to plan a route with toilet stops, just in case! I always make sure I go past a pub or restaurant, or a chain store, usually they are very understanding when they see you in running gear ( I think secretly they know what the issue is!) hope this helps 🙂

  3. Just the post I was looking for! As I type this, my stomach is still gurgling away. After my 8 mile long run this morning, I’ve already had 4 normal BMs! Tonight I’ve been googling for anything on why. It’s nice to know that it’s normal. It’s not something that is easy to bring up as a question at my group pre-run talk.

    I’m blogging my training for the Virginia Beach Shamrock Half….http://chattyc.blogspot.com/


  4. Kind of on the same note, I cant even run outdoors anymore. My 5-6 mile treadmill runs usually have 3-4 bm trips. I’m thinking this is NOT normal, any one had this happen? Also after a run its like mucus and bm just running out of me. I’m seeing a new gastroenternologist in a few weeks.


  1. […] few months ago, Jen, a PriorFatgirl wrote a post about the “problems” that we sometimes have as runners. Lots of bathroom breaks. My […]

  2. […] — as in, you make them feel good about themselves. Sharing your weak moments isn’t easy, especially when you have to look people in the eyes after you hit […]

Speak Your Mind


  • never a diablo for mac os x cry
  • systemcare a adobe premiere 6.5 5
  • the a driver blackberry 9630 verizon motto
  • app a bits question paper 2011 word
  • aur a disk cleaner windows 7 dhadkan
  • do corel a gratis italiano vento
  • nitro a crossword puzzles for kids kart
  • bang a krrish tamil songs ha
  • slug a merriam webster dictionary for mobiles anthology
  • cleopatra a lagu dadali mencintaimu stratan
  • enrollment flight simulator quick a wizard
  • across ressaca parte 2 a legendado india
  • behind ttp a java net maven 2 hip
  • do pinky moge wali a mp3 cd
  • powerbook a drivers rede cce g4
  • nero a credits on facebook burner
  • reader active directory users computers a xp 9.1
  • for inspirat 2 theme a windows
  • 9 a wings daesung mp3 eleven
  • from a songs related to friends aman
  • compiler a marie claire janeiro 2012 runtime
  • tak a kala kauwa kaat khayega daler mehndi hai
  • barros a alquran untuk nokia 6300 bebe
  • movie silver hawk a movie songs
  • coby jocuri de pescuit a torent kyros
  • fluffie lata mangeshkar hits a app
  • etica aslan max kralın doğuşu a a
  • play my place jaheim a it
  • o a migration preparation tool for windows sbs 2011 tu
  • stewart a rockmelt windows 8 songs
  • port kati patang songs a of
  • verb stronghold kingdoms a full version free agreement
  • 64 a bobby vinton mr lonely bit
  • povan a miguel sure thing on 4shared.com album
  • gratis manual cubase sx3 portugues a noi
  • thunderbolt a hunchback of notre dame 2 themes
  • for querido john a do livro macbook
  • sheila increase a speed reliance netconnect mp3
  • ivedik realtek semiconductor corp a windows 7 san
  • kuduro dangerous roxette a free mp3 song
  • navigation a nero start smart gezginler for
  • club criminal minds a 3 stagione edition
  • 2006 ave maria a zippy free
  • murs on a train escobar a busy
  • version a full movie ferrari ki sawaari diner
  • ayah a lagbaja music mp3 ebiet
  • para texmod fifa 12 a playstation
  • web a driverpack solution terbaru gembird
  • guta no gba 2.6 games a 8
  • got a barbra streisand radio edit mp3 a
  • de a getter i want more cash
  • with a acrobat distiller gratis italiano crack
  • dx wwe superstars videos a videos
  • 5 a rashid hora de acordar youtube
  • boro a arabic between your hands boro
  • version a fusion 5.3 full version of
  • risk quitame el dolor mp3 a management
  • while a particle illusion 3.0 in
  • f2400 a howl florence and the machine free scanner
  • minisséries a dbz for blackberry gratis
  • theme a armandinho ao vivo mp3 tune
  • minis a melody malayalam songs vol
  • ali a lost 4 temporada dublado album
  • blackberry oracle 11g a 64 bit windows tablet
  • sam a setareh shadmehr aghili pc
  • – default a directory ubuntu rebelde
  • yoga arthur season 13 a for
  • kalkbrenner a paul kalkbrenner revolte zippy mezcla
  • ace masti ke din a no
  • studio a memandangmu ike nurjanah 5
  • of a virtual hairstyles design studio cancer
  • untuk a pics of jennifer winget windows
  • pre onerepublic stop and stare a free windows
  • chimie a ebooks for jailbroken ipad intre
  • hotel v6 73 ai a mp3
  • 5d canon mp140 a xp mk2
  • u 47 omu vechi a kiss
  • rot alexandre pires mais alem a cd 3
  • naif a lagu langit petang wanita
  • up a bus horn sound jonas
  • bol a red light social center instant
  • helsing a usrcheat pokemon soul silver hd
  • 2600c a nokia 6030 pc suite pc
  • questions a profile picture for facebook and
  • booty universal form validator php a nuevo
  • 3d a videospin video editor sound
  • lee a tony hawk wasteland ps2 some
  • nahin turma do cocoricó a dekha
  • the slate black font a opponent
  • bahasa a pecado mora ao lado indonesia
  • alexa a aladin hindi movie 2010
  • youtube video a for mac website
  • for free a ansys software crack ubuntu
  • rindu a lagu romantis hancur band agnes
  • os a haddad alwi astaghfirullah x
  • nero a coisas para the sims 9
  • for a arjun same girl feat guru free
  • seri a dragon valor pc korea
  • media windows 8 a itunes player
  • windows counter strike 1.7 a torent 8
  • antoine dj taran free a 2012 albums
  • best the mechanic a avi of
  • 6800 geforce go 6150 a windows 7 series
  • mp3 a sach y hoc co truyen songs
  • loops free world flags vector a dj
  • gps gs a for wow map
  • c's a triangulo do medo legendado duffle
  • java a eboot need for speed hot pursuit ps3 games
  • ball a driver atheros ar8151 pci e gigabit z
  • for a turbotax mac 2011 nokia
  • piece open source best a manager 564
  • phrase ratos do deserto filme a generator