Saturday, July 25, 2009


Bring Your Own Toilet Paper!!

Yep, that's right.  The gross truth about running and porta potties.  I hate those things and I swore I would never use one but a funny thing happens after you've run 6 miles......... you've just gotta go and you DON'T care where it is!!!!

Last Saturday when we ran around Lake Hefner and I did 10 miles I had to use the porta potties.  I was lucky when I came to the first one and there was TP left but when I got to the second one it was empty so I had to hold it!!  Today when I ran I wore a "fanny pack" (another thing I swore I would never wear!!), and in my pack I put some kleenex which I was soooo grateful for!  Neither one of the porta potties had TP today but I was good to go!!

Okay, I know you didn't need to know that but I just felt like some of you would totally understand!!!

I ran 12 miles today!!!!!  Can you believe it??  This is my record and I am right on track for my marathon training!!!  It was very hard and I am very sore but I know that I can do it!!  I feel like I have some "nay sayers" in my life who don't think I can run a marathon in 7 weeks but those of you who know me know that that just makes me want to do it more!!!  To prove to myself that I CAN do anything I set my mind to!!!!  

Next week we are running a 1/4 marathon plus a 5 K which is around 10 miles.  Then the following Saturday we will be up to 14 miles and so forth.  I cannot believe I am going to run a marathon so soon but my body just feels like it is ready.

Hope you all have a great week!!


  1. That's amazing Robyn, you go girl!!!

  2. Anyone who doesn't think you can do what you set your mind on hasn't been following your weight loss or your exercise plan!!! And, has anyone mentioned to them that you have 5, count them 5 children, and still have time to make amazing videos to keep the less creative of us in line?????

    you're doing great! eileen

  3. Way to go Robyn. I totally understand about the bathroom thing, (well not personally) My son is a runner and he says he hates when he runs because it always makes him have to go. TMI I know but since you shared. lol I know you can do the marathon. You have done such a great job this whole yr. Keep it up.

  4. I call it "Runner's Stomach" !!!

  5. lol ~ been in that situation before and I couldn't agree more ick - porta potties!
    You are an amazing inspiration and you will cross the finish line in September no problem!

  6. I can understand my husband is a runner and he has told me many times about the bathroom..and he comes home all wet too!!! :-)

    I hate to run but need to start, you make me feel that I can do it..