Worst /funniest/most embarrassing runningexperience Menopausal female 11/17/02 11:11:37 PM ET
What is your funniest, worst or most embarrassing running experience? I will tell you mine, but it is a bit gross. You "older women" will understand. Being in my 50's, a few years ago I was just going through the "change." One month I would feel I should invest in cases of feminine hygine projects and the next month in a box of Q-tips. I never knew what to expect from month to month. Lo and behold on the morning of an important half-marathon, I was "with the flow" big time. I did about everything I could to take precautions of an accidentdouble protection, plus two pair of underwear. The day was cool with a light drizzle. At about mile 10, I happened to glance down at my legs and noticed the top of my socks were rimmed in pink! My "protection" had not been enough! Luckily we were running in a rural setting so there were not many spectators. I happened to have a couple pieces of paper towels along and tried to clean up my legs as best as possible so it would not be noticable at the finish. As I said there were not many spectators on the route, but there were a couple dogs at some houses near the start/finish. Suddenly all I could picture was me finishing with a big male dog either chasing me or riding my leg. As I neared the finish,I saw two of the dogs ahead. As I got closer I checked out their anatomy as best as possible and was glad to see both were female. But, that did not stop them from following me into the finish. I hurried to my car as quickly as possible to clean up and change clothes. As I was enjoying the post race party an aquaintence walked up to me and said he watched me finish "leading in the dogs." If he only knew!!!