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Sunday, September 10, 2006

Barfy Barferson

Last night when I returned from my 7 miler, I felt fine. I took a cool shower, had some water, some Gatorade, and then had what I thought was a sensible meal: a pita filled with veggies and some meat. I typed my blog and sat down to read for a bit.

Then my stomach started to churn. I went in the bedroom, turned the fan on, and laid down (my classic remedy for any ailment). My husband asked what was wrong. I told I felt like I was gonna ... I ran for the bathroom and puked up my recovery meal, my water, and my Gatorade. I hate puking, but once it was done, I felt fine. I drank a glass of milk (the acid in your throat after barfing is unbearable), ate two cookies my husband baked, settled in to bed and watched TV. And I was good to go.

This morning I feel fine once again. I'm not sore from the long run, and my stomach feels completely settled. Apparently, it was another strange after-run-barfing. It's the same thing that happened to me about six weeks ago after returning from a longer run. What's weird is that it's a delayed reaction if it's related to running, which I think it is (either to the heat or humidity or to the food or drink I consume afterward). I guess I'm going to need to be extra careful about what I choose for a recovery meal and drink. I'm thinking next time of having a bowl of cereal. That shouldn't be too threatening to the stomach.

9 comments:

teacherwoman said...

I have never had that happen, but there's been so close calls! Atleast you are getting in your recovery meal! That is the most important thing to do after running...next to stretching!

Andrew said...

It does sound like some sort of physical stress. Do you normally eat after running like that? There must be some sort of common link when it happens.

Andrew
To Love, Honor and Dismay

Ryan said...

Yeah, thats not good. I guess you better drop out of the 5k Sunday. I am only looking out for your best interests.

Firefly's Running said...

Sounds like your recovery combo did not agree with the stomach. I love PB & J, which has been a safe mode for me.

Simlin said...

noice!

Running Rabbit said...

Ewwwww....rest up babe!

runnergirl said...

Yuck. You poor thing. I hope you figure out what is triggering the pukies so you can stop it. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better now.

pinaypower said...

maybe you're preggers

a.maria said...

ewww, barfaroo!

i love that you had cookies afterwards.

and i love that you lay down in the bathroom. thats what i do!