Jul 30, 2007

when will i learn?

dairy hates me.

i learned this the hard way last year in the last month of marathon training during those really long runs ... those runs where i wanted to curl up & die on the side of the road from the excrutiating cramps that signaled, well -- that signaled the coming of the runs. sorry. maybe i should have warned you this would be a little TMI.

it took me a while to put 2 + 2 together, i did all the doctor visits & drank the vile barium, and got a perscription ... but in the end i just cut dairy out of my diet, tossed the Rx & at the advice of coach added acidophilous -- the cure was instant & practically miraculous.

i don't touch dairy in any shape or form with a 10 foot pole. actually, i don't touch it at all - not even with a pole.

so why - why, for the love of all that's holy - do i decide to suddenly play russian roulette with a happy GI system while on vacation?

ice cream? that looks good ... i need a small cone. with jimmies on top.

oreo cakesters? i've never seen those. those look delicious ... and i'm stressed out cause our airstream just broke down for the umpteenth time. cakesters will totally make that better.

candy made from MILK chocolate? mmmm ... give me some. may as well just mainline it.

accidophilous? sensitive colon care vitamin thingys? who needs to take those?

and then this - i want to meet the asshole who decided that MILK was a good ingredient in a sports drink. hello - accelerade? it has MILK in it. WTF???

my head is in a fog. my system is a mess. and it tells me so. several times a day. in that emergency, i hate you for eating so much milky shit kind of way.


Tall Girl Running said...

Ugh, I feel your pain. I think I contracted a sort of parasite last month (although it was never officially diagnosed), which caused three weeks of chronic diarrhea. I still have no idea how I managed to continue to train through it. There's nothing like being halfway into a run and suddenly getting "that feeling".

Hope you're doing better soon.

Anonymous said...

milk in a sports drink? gross. airstream break downs? sorry to hear that. when are you home?

Holden said...

What's the definition of insanity? Oh yeah... it's doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different outcome. Stay away from the dairy! Go with what works.

zanne said...

see, i was looking at it in more of an optimistic sort of way - you know, like maybe it goes into remission while on vacation & i can be normal and have an ice cream. not so much.

just wishful thinking.

MiaStella said...

I can vouch for her...she worked hard at not eating dairy. But how can you turn down a "big scoop". And I also got to partake in an airstream breakdown. We all remained calm and had a nice time until Mr. Fix-it, fixed it.

(my password to post this comment is "wzupwol" That is pretty funny.)

Vickie said...

Yikes! Bad! Nothing worse than having the cramping problem when running! I get that whenever I eat watermelon, of all things! Love it, can't eat it. And eat it the night before a long run? Totally stupid and spend more time in the bushes than actually running. Hopefully you get this out of your system soon! And yes, I just realized the Accelerade has whey protein in it. Not sure whether I like it yet or not.

Vickie said...

For some reason, I can't find your e-mail. I was going to let you know when I would be in Louisville. I'm flying down now because I CAN'T GET OFF WORK! So I will be arriving Sat. morning at 10 am. E-mail me and we can figure out a meet up.