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Mileage Monday: Spring Break, Poo, and a Deer Head

I managed to keep up my mileage despite some severe stomach issues; I’ll go into more detail in tomorrow’s Week in Review post. I hit 62 miles this week and kept up my 3 days of strength work. Like I say every damn week: I haaaate doing the weights and the legs/glute exercises but they’re keeping me healthy and able to run, so I keep at it.

Monday– I ran a really slow 5 miles in the early dark morning and then another swifter 5 in the afternoon while Katie hung out with Callum! I’m making Spring Break work for me. 😉

Tuesday– I ran a really slow 8 miles in the dark early morning before anyone woke up, and then 4 evening miles with Andrew! We’re SO looking forward to going to Arizona!

Wednesday– I didn’t think this run would go so well because I was having stomach issues all day, but once I got out there, I flew! Callum had an hour long nap and Andrew was working from home so I took off for a super hilly 6 mile run.

Thursday– I started to get a sore stomach today, so my 6 morning miles were slow and a bit laboured. I joined Andrew for his 4 miler in the evening because my stomach hurt no matter what I did and at least I’d be able to get out for some fresh air.

Friday– Really really sore stomach. I drove Jake to work really early and then was all dressed to go for a run but my stomach was killing me. My nurse friend suggested I take a stool softener and after I did that, my stomach started to feel better as the day went on.

Saturday– My stomach is a bit better, so I headed outside for a slow 8 mile run. I wanted to do 10 miles but Andrew told me that someone had cut the head off a deer and stuck it on the median on my 10 mile route, so I decided not to go that far.

Sunday– I dropped Jake off at work, had a coffee and a poo and headed out for a 10 mile run. I noticed that my left shin was a bit sore because since my stomach pains I’ve been changing my gait a bit to avoid bouncing too much and I guess my left foot took the brunt of it. Weird! It was barely noticeable so I didn’t worry too much at all. Just interesting. I had to stop for a poo in the bushes on the side of the road at mile 8. I forgot wipes, so I used my gloves. Good thing they only cost me $1.

How sick and twisted are the people/is the person who would do that to a deer head? I actually don’t even really want to talk about it. Tell me about the coolest thing you’ve ever seen on a run, like money, or a full six pack of beer. Tell me something nice.

Have you ever had to take stool softeners?

If you had to choose between a pair of $40 gloves to wipe, or nothing at all, would you use the gloves or finish your run all squidgy?

{ 19 comments… add one }
  • Helly March 26, 2017, 9:58 am

    Omg, there’s so much in this post, lol!! I’d def use the gloves but if they were my NYC marathon gloves, I’d think about my shirt, lol!!
    I’m counting down to AZ!!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 9:03 pm

      You’ve got a valid point. I think I’d use my socks instead of my shirt, but maybe that’s just a PNW vs desert thing.

  • Amy Lauren March 26, 2017, 11:55 am

    Haha I guess poo is back in the blog now? Looks like you had a good week of running. Thankfully I am never TOO far from a bathroom on my runs as we have some gas stations out here and a fire department, as well as an apartment complex with a clubhouse. Plus with all the construction zones, porta potties galore! So sorry about your tummy troubles though and hope you feel better soon!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 9:02 pm

      I’ve definitely got a few favourite spots. There’s a hotel about 2 miles from my house that has a simply perfect bathroom. I duck through the automatic doors and walk into the lobby with confidence as if I’m staying in one of the rooms there, take a sharp turn to the left and then bolt toward the single stall, one room, never used bathroom. It’s a dream come true. I feel like carving my initials in there somewhere.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home March 26, 2017, 12:06 pm

    I would have totally used the gloves, I think you most likely already know that. But I’ve never had to use anything to make things softer. That would be a recipe for disaster!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 9:00 pm

      I know I’ve said this already, too many times to count, but I regret taking so long in “meeting” you. And never ever in all my life would I ever imagine me taking anything to make my poo SOFTER! It just helped it not be so sluggish? Or something. Or maybe it got all of the trapped gas out. Either way, it was rather eventful.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe March 26, 2017, 12:41 pm

    I have finished many a run all squidgy. Don’t judge me

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 8:59 pm

      Oh man, Suz no judgement at ALL from this peanut gallery! I buy my underwear in bulk.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run March 26, 2017, 1:13 pm

    You need to take tp with you, girl!

    Omg the deer head. That is just horrible. People are effed up. 🙁

    I hate when I pass dead animals on the road when running or driving. Sometimes I will pass a dead animal on the way to work and it will ruin the whole rest of my day. Especially if it’s a cat. 🙁

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 8:58 pm

      I haaaate seeing dead cats. Me and my eldest three kids are all extreme animal empaths. Jake, who’s got huge shaggy hair and a big ol’ piercing through his septum, once cried when he accidentally hit a goose with a stick. We laugh about it now but I can tell it still bugs him.

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run March 27, 2017, 2:07 pm

        Animal empaths- I never heard of that! That’s what I am! There is something wrong with me because I can’t read or see anything about an animal being hurt or dying. But I can watch things where children are hurt or in pain. It doesn’t give me JOY to see children in pain, but I don’t get this horrible feeling that ruins my day like with animals.

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 27, 2017, 2:39 pm

          I got the giggles when I was reading the part about you being able to watch children in pain. Ha ha ha. I love you.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile March 26, 2017, 3:17 pm

    Wow that deer thing is just unbelievable. Im trying to think of something good Ive seen on a run but nothing is coming to mind! I think I would have to use the $40 gloves.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 26, 2017, 9:06 pm

      Your reflection? 🙂

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 27, 2017, 5:37 am

    I probably would have vomited with the deer head. I hope your stomach feels better this week! I see lots of eagles on my runs which I think is pretty cool.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 27, 2017, 8:11 am

      Aren’t we lucky to live in a place with bald eagles?! They’re majestic! I LOVE THEM.

  • Ana March 27, 2017, 8:02 am

    How is your stomach feeling now? I wonder what the problem was?

    Some people are so messed up! I was driving behind a truck once, and there was a dead deer on the side of the road, and this truck drove over the deer on purpose ! it was awful! I honked at him, but they looked like they were laughing.

    Squidgy for sure… I have finished hikes with squids for sure! then dumped that underwear. If I had $40 gloves, I would be asking myself why I spent so much on gloves!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 27, 2017, 8:11 am

      Yeah, I’ve never spent that much money on gloves, but my friend Lora and I are always freezing cold so one day she decided to go get some really good quality name brand gloves and she spent about $50 on them, and they’re crappy! She was so frustrated!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 28, 2017, 12:07 pm

    Oh the poor deer. That’s horrible. People are gross.

    Not you and not your poo though. I had a massive drop off this morning in the W.C., and I thought of you. It was one for the books; would have made you proud.

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