You must do the things you think you cannot do.
~
Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Caught with my pants down

for reals

Before we get to the funny stuff though...tomorrow is the last day of Maintain Don't Gain and my free pool pass expires so I headed to Shepherd to swim as well as weigh in.

I lost about 1/2 a pound from Thanksgiving to now which I consider a small miracle considering how I stuffed my face from Christmas to New Years. After that small victory, I did my 2000 yds and headed home. Excellent afternoon if I say so myself.

On the way home I had the wild idea to stop at the Appalachian Trailhead in Weverton and run to the top of the mountain and back down. It's just a mile, but it's pretty steep with lots of rocks and switchbacks. I called Bill to let him know of my plan change so he'd know to come look for me if I did a face plant and couldn't crawl to the car.

I parked and realized I needed to pee, only there's no porto potty and it's winter so there are no leaves to hide behind. I figured I wouldn't be blazing up or down the mountain so I should be ok. ha!

Going up I was pretty much just fast walking. I wasn't wearing my Garmin but my trusty Timex told me it took 15 minutes to get to the sign at the top of the hill. Cool.

I started trotting down the hill feeling pretty darn amazing. There were just a few people out which was surprising considering how nice the weather was. As I traisped along, I realized I had to stop to pee or wet my pants.

Soooo I found a big tree, looked all around and then dropped trou and commenced peeing.

Then I heard people talking and looked up in time to see a dad about 25 yds away. He did a double take and then turned around to stop his preteen sons from going any farther.


I yanked up my shorts and ran past them apologizing. The mom smiled like she knew my pain. The boys just thought it was pretty darn funny (so did I actually) and were giggling as I passed.

Bill was grossed out , but I figure we all pee, and even casual hikers pee in the woods so I don't think I scarred anyone for life.

Surely I'm not the only person who's been caught...has this ever happened to you...or anyone you know, or a friend of your hairdresser's cousin's neighbor?

4 comments:

Jen said...

I haven't been caught yet, but I'm sure my time is coming. I hate port o' potties with a passion!!! and sometimes I'm too darn lazy to go deep into the woods.

Glad you and the boys thought it was funny. If I were in the same boat, I'm sure I would have thought it was funny as well!

misszippy said...

It happens to us all, sooner or later! I had this nice elderly couple I used to see on one of my regular routes. After seeing them for probably a year on a regular basis, yep, the caught me peeing. SO embarrassing!

It's all part of being a runner, right? And congrats on the weight loss--not an easy time to do it!

Julie said...

Hee hee ...
I have not been caught (yet!)

Julie said...

Hee hee ...
I have not been caught (yet!)

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