Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gu Spew

Despite my running hiatus, i couldn't skip my long run on Saturday, even though it was supposed to be a 19 mile run.  I just couldn't.  Even if i don't make it to the start line (Highly likely) I look forward to the long run all week.  The started out really well- glorious even!  I'm so glad it is finally "less cold." For me, 40 degrees and light rain is basically ideal weather.  I had to run some of my miles before hand,   but didn't mind one bit.  Then i decided to have a Cherry Lime Roctane GU.  I do not know why i keep buying this flavor.  It does not taste like cherry, or lime, and actually tastes a little like rancid chocolate.

The run was nothing out the ordinary until about mile 16 - when i started seeing little spots.  Next thing i know, i told the group to leave me behind, and i felt that familiar gagging feeling in the back of my throat.  I ended up heaving down the lakefront path for a solid mile and a half.  If you have ever seen the show "It's always sunny in Philidelphia"  it was every bit as theatrical as Sweet Dee when she throws up.  I don't know if i should be offended that every assumed that i had drank too much the night before, or honored that they know me that well.  This time i hadn't drank at all though!  (I swear!)

Luckily, there was virtually nothing in my stomach, so it wasn't quite as embarrassing as it could have been.  The small group of people i was running with was nice enough to wait for me at water stops, but as i did not want to expose them to my body completely failing on me, i just kept screaming "Leave me behind!!"  I just wanted to be alone with my heaves!
I finally made it back to home base, where a friend was waiting for me (we carpooled). By this time, i was absolutely green, and could barely shuffle along.
By the time i got home, i just shouted at Matt to bring me ginger ale, and i laid in the bathroom for a little while.  I didn't even eat until that evening!  But when i did, i was voracious!
It was probably the sickest i have ever been on a run (DAMN YOU CHERRY LIME!!!!!)  But at least i ran 19.5 miles despite all of it!  So, victory dance for me - for the little things!!


29 comments:

  1. That gu just sounds disgusting....

    I love how you made an entire post about this.

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  3. I love all of the gifs in this post. I know the feeling of gu making you sick all too well. Lol. Glad you're feeling better!

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  4. Those "spots" are always a warning to me to stop running. They also remind me that I should have loaded up on Skittles sometime before they appeared! You are bad ass for puking and then continuing on and finishing your 20 miles. Cool!

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    1. ugh, skittle make me throw up too! I am hopeless!

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  5. Um... I like the cherry lime gu (a lot....). Sorry about the throwing up!

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    1. next time i accidentally buy it, it's yours!

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  6. So sorry about your pukey run...but yeah, you are way badass for finishing anyway :)

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  7. Points for the vomming, and bonus points for being badass enough that you think that having nothing in your stomach to vomit is better (I always think it's worse, though the noises I make are much more comedic).

    And all the points available to you for the Sweet Dee love - I just love the unapologetic ass-hattery of "It's Always Sunny".

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    1. It sucked for me either way, but i figured less puke was better for society ;)

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  8. I can't use GU. Too thick for me. Of course, I can't use many thing so I'm hoping that they have a bathroom every 10 feet or so on the Lansing Marathon course.

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    1. awww, aren't you sweet, using a bathroom. I threw up next to a tree. in front of everyone.

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  9. I have tried the cherry lime roctane, it SOUNDS awesome, it does not taste awesome, yuck, nice job finishing the run despite the barfing!

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    1. The second i tasted it, i remembered i had make the same mistake before. My brain keeps getting fooled by it's love of cherry limeade!

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  10. I barely read this post to be honest b/c I was so caught up in the crazy videos you found...hahhaha! You are good....the puke ~ not so good....but, hey victory dance wins!! ;-)

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  11. I don't think puking has ever been described more... I don't even know what word I want. In-depth? Eloquently? Amusingly? I mean, at least you can laugh about it. And it's so badass that you still managed to run that far, despite getting sick!

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  12. Stick to honey stingers. They save lives and long runs.

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  13. That does not sound good at all! I am thankful to have never had something that like happen!

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  14. First, you are a complete badass for completing your run. (im clapping for you right now) Im pretty sure I would have hobbled to the El (if I had money- if not i would have begged) and taken it home. or just have passed out on the side of the trail to let the canadian geeses attack me.

    Second, I think the cherry lime roctane is on my list of "banned: flavors, AKA the flavors I offer to my BF. UM yeah, Mandarin orange did some horrible things to me once. Id take those chomps-bloks, but the damn things get caught in my throat.

    Hope youre back to normal now!

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    1. Isn't that weird? You would think all flavors would react the same. You would think that until you projectile vomit.

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  15. ugh I don't do anything except honey stingers. I hope you are all better by now.

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  16. I had 19 miles to run over the weekend too and I absolutely dreaded having to do it. Not fun. I would much rather drink beer or wine all weekend. Ooops.

    Have you tried Honey Stingers? Love them! They are the only thing I can stomach. My favorite is the Ginsting gel (banana, strawberry & chocolate are FAB too) and the fruit smoothie energy chews. Check them out if you haven't already. I swear by them!

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    1. I have only had the stinger waffles, which dont transport very well. I definitely think i would benefit from a more natural product...

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  17. I love Sweet Dee. Also I can't believe you still ran 19 miles. Runners are crazy.

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    1. i had no choice - i had to get back to the car!

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  18. I love the Always Sunny pictures. Ahhhh Sweet Dee.

    I personally can't stand the taste of any Gu. I just fill a baggie with candy and put it in my pocket. TRUE STORY.

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