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.


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