Friday, October 8, 2010

Everybody Poops

Sometimes, during exercise, shit happens:
At Wimbledon in 2001, Serena Williams was suffering from a stomach virus and ran off the court during her quarter-final match with Jennifer Capriati in the decisive third set, after pleading with the chair ump for a timeout. "I can't hold this," Serena cried. And this summer, some of the New Orleans Saints began referring to their championship tilt with the Colts as the Super Bowel because of the unpleasant events that transpired before kickoff. "An NFL pregame locker room can be the most god-awful scene you will ever see or smell," says former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, now with the Browns. "We are moments away from the Super Bowl, the highlight of our athletic lives, and pretty much everyone is in the bathroom just absolutely blowing up the stalls."
The article also describes -- graphically -- the "chocolate mess" that Julie Moss made in her running shorts during the last half-mile of the 1982 Ironman Triathlon.

I suppose this is yet another reason to exercise on an empty stomach.

(Source: ESPN Magazine)