Until just recently, I'd had very few issues with runner's tummy. I figured I was just lucky, and that wasn't going to be an issue for me. Boy, was I wrong. The first time your tummy starts dancing the meringue halfway through a run when the nearest restroom is over a mile away is an experience I will never forget. And there's that certain grudging acceptance that you're going to have to walk part of the way there if you want to make it successfully.
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It really begs the question of why people run. I know all of the crap about how it burns 100+ calories every mile for the average woman, and it really does tone up your legs in a big way quickly. But neither of those are good enough reasons for me. So after dragging my Latin dancing rumbly tummy home, I realized why people run. Despite all of that, running generally makes me feel pretty good about myself, in the "I just survived something terrible" sort of way. I don't get runner's high yet, but at the end of every run, I feel accomplished. And for now, knowing that is hopefully enough to get me through tummy trouble. Let's hope. It could be a long summer otherwise.
For all of you runners out there: Why do you run? How do you handle tummy issues?