Bodily functions happen. Â Oh, and guess what! Women fart too. Â We’ll also blow snot rockets – aka, farmer blows – and it’s quite common for us to launch a good blob of spit at least a few times during a run. Â I’m completely including myself in this horrid description of being anything but “ladylike.” Â Please.
Yesterday my boyfriend, Joe, and I went on our first couple’s run. Â We’ve done Insanity together, jogged a few times around a gym together, shot hoops at the court, but we’ve never actually ran a good distance. Â Apparently, you can learn a lot about the other person on a run like this. Â For instance, I’m not much of a bodily function kind of person if you know what I mean. Â At least, in front of my boyfriend. Â As for a burp or fart, unless it just slips out those two things are kept to a minimal level.
Until Joe pointed it out, never had I thought about it…but, all myÂ lady qualities are abandoned when running!
About four minutes into our 3.5 miler yesterday I warned Joe, yeah I’ll probably fart a few times…try not to be downwind of me. Â That was followed by a swift spit into the snow. Â I cussed under my breath when I stumbled through the snow piles at the street approaches. Â At one point, I even went as far as to avoid a small patch of ice by darting in front of Joe, instead causing him to nearly trip and fall. Â Our run was completed with a swift snot rocket from each of my nostrils. Â Lovely.
So for those of you who honk at the women running on the side of the streets, this post probably threw all thoughts sexy and h-o-t or fine out the window. Â Odds are she probably let one go during that little exercise outing.
Here’s a favorite running YouTube video of Paula Radcliffe. Â Think I’m insane writing about women being un-ladylike while running? Well, even the greats can’t control themselves sometimes: Â http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6I2-YP42rs