You know what I mean. For example. You’re 12 miles into a 20 mile run. You’re at least 2 miles from the nearest convenience store, fast food restaurant or park. And, you need to go to the bathroom. BAD! What do you do?
If you happen to be on a road with few houses and some trees – I know exactly what you will do. You know how I know? I’ve done it myself. And, I bet that you have, also. If you have to go really bad, you see a pretty wide tree, there’s no house very close……..you will go behind that tree to relieve yourself. And, such sweet relief it is!
Now, I know that the non-runners and possibly the beginning runners reading this are going, “No way, I would never do that”. Well, I’m here to tell you that you certainly would. And, would never think twice about it.
Would you rather run for miles in misery – or go behind a tree and feel better then. Don’t judge until you’ve been there! :-)
There’s something that happens when we put on our running shoes. We’re still polite to others, we wave to other runners or walkers – we’re really a good group. But, it’s like we have another persona that we assume when we’re out there on the road.
For good or bad – we runners will do things that we would never do regularly. I’m not ashamed to admit it – and I’m sure that I’ll do it again if I ever have to.
How about you? Have you ever done anything on the run that you’d never do in “real life”? Please leave a comment and let me know! I can’t wait to hear!