A woman named Tamara Torlakson is an accomplished runner. I have a ton of respect for runners. It's a discipline that I've never been able to master. I recently read an article about marathon runner Tamara Torklason. She finished her race with her best time...all while having a load of poop in her pants.
Torlakson was right at the 13.1-mile mark when she felt the “pressure,” as it were. With half the race to go, she decided to let loose, and admits that she felt “a lot better” afterwards. Triumphantly, Tamara crossed the finish line in just over one hour and twenty-seven minutes. That's incredible! Good for her!
She crossed that finish line and then announced to her friends that she “pooped (her) pants.” From there, it was a quick visit to the medical tent for some wipes and then into the Porta-Potty to do the clean-up work…and then on to the celebrations!
As gross as this sounds, it happens a lot. Runners often refer to it as the "trots" - the sudden need to empty your bowels in the heat of a race. Others call it "the Gingerbread Man." And while it may make you cringe, think about it. These runners train for these marathons for months. They eat special meals to make sure their bodies have the fuel they need to get through these races. Are you going to let a little poop derail all of your hard work and preparation? Not these serious runners!
Torlakson said she wasn't embarrassed at all about it. Her words here..."it's just poop."
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