First, I ran 8 miles in the heat and humidity of the SC coast and lowlands. Although the temperature isn't in the 90's like it is inland, the humidity (as measured by the dew point) is really quite high. Running when the dew point is in the high 70's is just drenching. I came back looking like I had been running under a sprinkler system or a rainstorm.
Overall, It was a very relaxing day (which is what vacations are all about). I ate, read, slept. Didn't go to the beach or the pool. We had an early dinner at one of our favorite restaurants and then drove around the area with the convertible top down. The meal left me feeling quite full and I knew that the previous evening's meal as well as well as breakfast and lunch were processing through my colon. It would be a challenging run this morning without a nice clean out.
So, after sunset and giving my meal a chance to process a bit, it was time for my next clean out.
I switched from my red rubber bag (which now holds 4.8 liters / 5.0 US quarts of enema solution) to my clear silicone rubber bag (which now holds 4.7 liters when maxed out). While I like watching the bulging red bag gradually shrink as the enema flows into me, it's a pure guess as to how much enema solution I have taken in. I'm almost always pretty sure that it is more than three liters and when the bag is getting pretty flat and limp, I'm pretty sure that I'm down to around 0.5 - 1.0 liters left in the bag (though Sunday night, I drained the bag and didn't realize it until I heard the "gurgle" at the end).
Last night, I wanted to see how much warm water was flowing through the nozzle to fill me up. I filled the bag with 4.5 liters of very warm water, lubed the nozzle and slipped it into my rectum. Rather than inflating the inner nozzle fully, I inflated it with about 4 squeezes and inflated the outer balloon. This is enough to secure the inner balloon against the inner sphincter while allowing the enema solution to fill the lower rectum. It also allows me to "pull" the partially inflated nozzle into positions in the lower rectum. As I filled myself with the first couple of liters of warm enema, I gradually inflated the inner balloon more fully.
Again, as with recent enemas, I fill to fullness, not necessarily to empty the bag...particularly with a check valve in line that prevents backflow/pressure relief. The first bag emptied about 3.5 liters into me before I cutoff the flow and allowed it to sit inside me. After about 20 minutes, I deflated the balloon and allowed the expulsion pressure to push it out. Oh, the relief of feeling stuffed prior to the enema was immediately gone. Once I seemed reasonably emptied, I lubed the nozzle again and refilled the bag with warm water. Once again, I used the same inflation and fill procedures and this time took on a little over 3-liters. Another 20 minute hold and I allowed the "spent solution" flow out of me. It was now a little past 11:15 PM and I was ready for my last filling.
I refilled the bag to its full volume and slid the nozzle back in and inflated it. I opened the valve once again and stood in front of the sink while allowing the water to flow in. I closed the valve by a single click to slow the fill rate. Looking back at the bag through the mirror I could see that about 3-liters had filled me over a span of about five minutes. I could tell the rate had slowed significantly while I was standing. Sitting down on the toilet allowed about another liter to flow into me before I cut off the flow to hold the volume. There was just over a half-liter left in the bag. As the time approached midnight, it was getting harder and harder to hold the liquid inside me. At midnight, I deflated the balloon and allowed the liquid to flush out. It wasn't clear (and would probably take much more to run nearly clear). Once emptied, I filled myself with 1.5 liters and went off to hold that for a while. I drifted off to sleep and woke up around 2:30 with the urge to expel what I had been holding for the previous two hours.
Once emptied, I cleaned up, hang my bag to dry and went on to bed. I feel nice and cleaned out for this morning's run.