Running with IBS πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’¨πŸ’©

It looks as though I have very likely got IBS which is the cause of my many shituations, it’s embarrassing to deal with and can cause me issues when running.  This week has been a little problematic with a flare up on Tuesday meaning I had to cut training short, I was lucky enough to make it back to base but it was a close call.  It’s as awkward to write about as it is to talk about. I try to make a joke of it as best I can, but when running with a group of people I don’t know particularly well I don’t feel comfortable enough to shout “gotta shit” and dart into a bush.  I am lucky enough to have had a couple of mates (thanks guys 😊) in the group who took the short cut back to base with me, giving me the chance to walk helping to ease the pain, plus I knew if need be I could find a spot to squat πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Talking to other runners it’s clear the “runner’s trots” is a real problem amongst us, but when dealing with IBS there’s a bit more to it so I am trying my best to do some research and find solutions to help me control these symptoms, up until a Tuesday I thought it had been going well. Gels are a definite no, asking for trouble. Fruit, not a great move for me although I love it I have to limit my intake. Jelly sweets, nope πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ.  Stress and anxiety is a definite trigger so I am aware I need to find a better way to deal with this, although running is a great outlet for me so I’m finding it very frustrating that the IBS is effecting this.  No, getting frustrated does not help.

With Saltmarsh75 only being 7 weeks away, I am starting to think about carb loading (is it too early?! πŸ˜‚) so ideally I need to get my nutrition sorted within the next couple of weeks.  I’ve got a food diary on the go and I am very motivated to get this under control.  I am keen to listen to any advice available so if anyone has any advice on this please leave a comment.  I’ll let you know how I get on over the next few weeks and may even supply some meal ideas πŸ˜‰.

4 thoughts

      1. I totally understand! I tried so many things in the past that didn’t work. Diet changes helped me slightly, but not completely. I finally found natural supplements that actually work (and I’ve tried many before). They are supplements that heal and detoxify the gut. If you’d like some info you can email me on my personal email:


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