Dry Heaving Episode

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I find it fascinating that any blog that starts with the phrase:

“I ran in the rain today and it was g-l-o-r-i-o-u-s!”

Could end with the phrase:

“I must thank God no one was there at the end to witness my 30 second dry-heaving episode.”

Running has never felt like that for me. There are times after a race that I have felt like I was going to faint because of poor planning on the part of the race directors, but I have never run so fast that I want to barf afterward. I wonder if that means that I’m reasonable or that I’m not pushing myself hard enough.

Running is a joyful thing to me. Pushing myself so hard that I get dry heaves just doesn’t sound appealing. It actually seems like a punishment. It seems like abuse. I know Mark was doing a time test to see if his times have improved since his recovery, but I don’t know if I could ever get to the point where I can say, “The run was glorious,” and “I almost threw up,” in one breath.

I guess we’ll see.


2 Responses to “Dry Heaving Episode”

  1. A Passion for Running » the object of ridicule? Says:

    […] This made me laugh and laugh! All I can say is you have to know me and my history Laura. […]

  2. Mark Says:

    After I stopped laughing, I thought about this some more. I think what you will find from many passionate runners/bikers etc is that there is joy in pushing oneself to the absolute limits. 🙂

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