I’m a runner (ran my second marathon during my initial flare; do not recommend that) tho currently on hiatus due to my UC.
I never had issues with pooping on the run prior to my UC, but most runners who have will tell you to plot out a course that includes a gas station or somesuch public restroom every so often, in case the urge strikes. Many will run loops in parks with public restrooms
Alternatively, trail running presents you with numerous options for pooping on the fly if you don’t get much warning. Just tuck some Kleenex or toilet paper into a fuel belt or pocket. In a pinch you can make yourself the butt of ye olde running joke about
runners with one sock. 😉
I have found that the preventative measures that most “normal” people employ (coffee an hour before, running on an empty stomach, etc.) don’t really translate well to UC. At least they didn’t for me—if I drink coffee I’ll be practicing sprints in the house, not knocking out a long run.
Runners are the only people who talk about
pooping as much as people with IBD, so it’s a simpatico crowd.
My UC is currently bananas, and running just makes it more painful—which sucks, because I had planned to do my first 50 miler this past summer. At present, I am keeping up fitness with my Peloton, but I really miss running and can’t wait to get back to it. This to say, have a low-impact backup plan for days you can’t, or don’t want, to deal with it.
Post Edited (Celeriac) : 11/15/2018 8:16:26 AM (GMT-7)