Monday, August 3, 2009

Born to Drink Urine?

Sorry I haven't blogged in a few days. I had my toenails extracted so they won't be so bothersome during and after races. I also was purchasing a coffin to fill with ice water so when I do my next race I'll have something to lay down in when I get hot and tired. I ran out of water on my long run and decided to try this drinking your own urine thing to see if it really worked. Tasted like urine smells. Thank god I hadn't had asparagus. Then I went into the sauna and ran in place with a rope and tire attached to my waist for two hours just to see how it would feel to run in the desert. I then used the tire and twine to create some shoes. Now my coach can call me "old tire" instead of "Saucony." I wore Depends the whole way. A lifesaver.

Really, I just got done reading this book and living vicariously thru these super human bodies. These people are insane. But I am somehow drawn to the insanity. That special unique group called ultra marathoners.




I often wonder what will be next. You've got your Ironman and your ultras. Now being done on the hottest and coldest places on earth. Distances keep getting longer.

And me? I am happy with my measly marathon. 26.2 miles used to be a really long way to run, after all.

Last but not least, thanks to Tara at Colorado Runner for my "lovely" award. She was nice enough to say this about my blog: I couldn't imagine a week without your fart/boob shot humor. I love crude humor. What can I say...that's how I roll. I love crude humor too and I'm guessing whoever I don't scare away must be in agreement.

20 comments:

  1. Drinking your own piss? You crack me up; that's all I have to say. I'll have to check out this book. I love books about pain, makes me feel good about my measly little runs too. Have you read Dean Karnazes book "Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All Night Runner"? Good times.

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  2. yeah too bad I thought the depends thing was a good idea, and until the making shoes remark I really thought maybe you were crazy enough to do all those things. lol.

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  3. Haha, I agree- your blog is hilarious! And oh my gosh, I read that book. INSANE.

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  4. A most excellent book - when are you moving to Mexico?

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  5. Hilarious! I look forward to your blog posts! I may have to check out that book, too!

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  6. You are cracking me up! Great post!

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  7. BAAAAAHAHAHA, laughing out loud at that first paragraph!

    26.2 is a damn long way. Those ultra/extreme runners are a different breed!

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  8. Ultrarunners and mountaineers - I love to read about them, but I'm not going to be joining them anytime soon. I'm in complete agreement with you.

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  9. Ha! I think the same thing about what will be next . . . if an ultra is the "new" marathon, what else is there? I think I'll stick with the measly 26.2, too.

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  10. HA HA! Never will i ever, drink my own urine.... at least i hope that day never comes!

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  11. I had a post dedicated to the P.C.'s AKA poopy cramps, so you know I love ya! LOL!

    I'll stick to the 26.2 myself.

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  12. Woo hoo!! Ultra marathoners! I can't believe I can call myself one. I'd love to do one of them in these crazy places, with extreme conditions. maybe that's next...

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  13. I am definitely in agreement.

    That book sounds good! I love stories like that. I wonder if my library has it. Hmm...

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  14. Ah, you beat me to it. I was going to do this for my next "book report". You did it better though by jumping to the "drink urine" angle. It was a great read wasn't it?

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  15. my friend just read that book and said it was awesome- i really need to pick this up at the store! do you think you would ever do a half ironman, ironman, or ultra marathon??

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  16. I never, ever would have even considered doing an ultra until I read this book. I still think 26.2 is a great feat, but it's funny how your perspective changes. Since reading this, I have started to wonder when I'll finally go for a 50-mile ultra....at this point it is kind of not if, but when. It seems totally doable. (Yes, I am insane.)

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  17. Am about done with this book. Loving it. I never told you this but I entered this 'man vs. horse' race and won - it was so cool. I also drank tequila made from rattlesnake corpse then set out on a hilly trail run in Mexico PR'd and all. Urine, as you know is sterile, so besides smelling funny - it's not too bad for you. Mine's really sweet.

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