A coffee enema? Say what?

ImageThe first time I ran a marathon a woman I barely knew told me to give myself a coffee enema two days before the race. Say what? Uh hu. You read that right – a coffee enema.

“It will clear you out so you don’t have to poop on the course,” she said.

There’s a lot of (bare with my intentional pun here) crappy advice floating around this world. Butt, (I know, another one, I can’t help myself), then again, because there are so many different people with so many different ways, perhaps there really isn’t such a thing as crappy advice – perhaps it only appears that way because our perceptions are thus so …

They key, is to always know that advice is only that – advice. A suggestion, if you will, on how to do something. But in the end, you have to live your life – you have to make your mistakes, and experience your triumph … and the best advice anyone ever gave me was to always, always, always, keep perspective – because if you can do that then you will never lose yourself.

Oh, and for those of you that have continued reading only because you want to know if I actually gave my self a coffee enema, rest assured, I did not. And I managed to run that marathon without any trips to the port-a-pot.

Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Powerful Suggestion – “What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten …) ago?” Note, this is a repost from well over a year ago, but as I’m running a marathon tomorrow, I thought it rather appropriate. Go ahead, wish me luck – I’ll take it : ) AND NO … I will not be partaking in any form of a coffee enema. Thank you very much.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. slamdunk says:

    Ok. so I did read until the end to see what happened. Glad you stayed away from that advice.

  2. Big Daddy says:

    Well now… that’s a new one!

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