12 May '12, 12pm

My first marathon #running

My first marathon #running

I guess I never really knew what it was like to keep running when your body is telling you that you’re done. It’s truly a case of mind over matter. Even in the long training runs where we covered 20 miles, I always felt pretty strong. That was not the case at Sunday’s marathon. The first few miles were incredible. The pack was tight; it actually took many miles for the runners to spread out. For the first seven or eight, we were keeping a nice and easy pace— just warming up. Spectators were already filling the streets, holding up their signs. Cowbells were heard and ringing loudly as we passed. The brisk fall air filled our lungs. As the sun rose and began to shine brightly, layers of shed clothing lined the streets. I was noticing every detail and trying to take it all in and not let anything pass me by. A friend and I ran comfortably, chatting, and at one point I realize...

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