Monday, August 18, 2008

One of Those Days Where I Wish I Could Pee, Standing Up

It's rare, but today is one day where I envy the male gender's ability to use a urinal.

Why? Maybe because my quads are screaming in a most vociferous manner that the act of sitting hurts like a Mofo.

I used to be a fairly active runner, with a couple marathons, and several half marathons under my belt; however, I have not run -- at all -- since December of last year. We're talking 8 months, people. So, this past weekend, after making some good dinero at our garage sale, we proceeded to spend it on new running sneakers (yes, sneakers. I'm a Mass-hole and that's what they are). Feeling a little guilty about the purchase (though I've had the same pair for 2 years so I need to give myself a break), I felt the need to justify the sneakers' existence, so I laced 'em up Sunday morning, for a short little run.

I went about 1.5 miles at a 10 minute per mile pace which is good, and, really, I wasn't all that pooped. My cardiovascular shape is still intact, probably because of all the vinyasas in my Ashtanga practice. Today, however, my quads are cursing me. Every time I sit down, or walk down stairs, they are YELLING at me. Sure, it's no where near the pain felt in the days following a marathon (that is just wrong - last time I had to grip the hand-rails for Dear Life while going down stairs one foot at a time - that pain lasted 3 days), but it's still pain.

So, yeah, today would be a day where the ability to urinate in the standing position would certainly be helpful.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on getting back into running! I'm still trying to convince myself to START running. I'm with you on the peeing standing up. I especially wish I was a boy in public bathrooms when you have to squat. No fun!