What the what.

I am not sure how fellow female long distance runners do it.

Seriously, how do you run when you have your period? And cramps? And lethargy? I can’t even begin to wrap my head around the idea. All I want to do is run a consistent 5K and constantly beat my own PR. I like  the 5K for many reasons. NO chaffing, no nipple bleeds, no muscle fatigue, the feeling of being able to beat someone instead of ‘just finishing’.  Let me tell you though, just the thought of walking three miles today took every ounce of determination today!  Honestly, I just want to sleep all day with my Midol IV hooked up to my arm on a continuous drip. They should really invent sublingual Pamprin so I can double dose myself into a false sense of comfort. Bloated, tired, cramps, how could you possibly run 5,8,10 miles? Is there a secret switch in our bodies that turns that off after you hit mile 4? Do you pray that the big run doesn’t fall on the same day Aunt Flo visits? Where would you keep your backup supply since workout clothes barely have pockets big enough for your i.d.?

Days like today kill my revenge mood.

By the way, I am just inquiring for a friend. 😉


  1. neveradullbling · August 2, 2015

    Oh believe me, it sucks, but it’s a battle of will. Yes, I pray to the heavens above that the big day doesn’t fall at the same time as… THAT… but, if it does, there is no other choice but to take some Tylenol and suck it up. Do you get cranky that time of the month? Use that crankiness and throw it into the race/run/walk for some full-on revenge. Get angry, anything, just to get through, but yes… it sucks. No doubt about it. As for “extra stuff,” wear a belt to carry an extra, or double up. Does it turn off? I wish. 🙂


  2. Semhar · August 2, 2015

    I feel your pain! Running is a time to clear your head. Focus on the run, and just be proud of yourself for getting out there! It takes a lot with or without Aunt Flo, so every run is a win but those super tough ones will only make you stronger. You go girl!


  3. The Faulty Cauldron · August 2, 2015

    Ha I feel you right there. I refuse to see the world around that time of the month! Kudos to you for getting out there though 🙂


  4. Sue-Ann · August 7, 2015

    Story of my life! I hate having Ovaries!

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  5. neveradullbling · September 25, 2015

    The stars have aligned perfectly to where I am cursed with this horrid problem for tomorrow’s race. I am not impressed, I have cramps, and I’m retaining water. I knew you would appreciate the irony of my plight, !! 😦

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