19 Oct '15, 11am

9 #running myths & confessions via @shutuprun ... of course I’m partial to no. 2 #unladylike >>

Exactly! My most recent half went just like that... I was hitting great stride from miles 6-8 and I felt like raising my arms celebratory joy a few times during that stretch. But right at mile 8, a jagged-edge little rock popped over into my shoe and instantly worked it's way under my heal. At first the mind says, "no big deal, I'm almost done"... and then the part that does math kicks in and says "I'm not running 5 miles on that freakin' rock". And thus began the "I hate my life" section as I abruptly stopped to empty my shoe, and dealt with the pain of abruptly restarting for the next mile... before hitting the "gentle rolling hills" at miles 10-12, and fighting off leg cramps from 12-13.1. A full marathon? F that.

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