This is from a runners group on Facebook. Really makes me feel better about running half marathons. I just want to really stress about the BEER part. :( I miss my Three Philosophers and Chimay and....
"13.1 Miles... It ainít half of anything!!!
I remember running my first half and thinking, ďOh, Iím only doing the half.Ē Excuse me? Iím ONLY doing the half? NO. No, no, no, no, no. Iím running 13.1 miles. THIRTEEN POINT ONE MILES. Iíve trained for 3 months, giving up most of my Saturday morning sleep in time to get up and run. Iíve forgone the Cheetos for Cheerios. Iíve swapped the brewskis for water. Iíve chafed. Iíve been sore. Iíve lost toenails, had blisters, pulled muscles. Basically, Iíve worked hard to get to the point where I can run more miles in one morning than most people will drive the entire weekend. So this is a big reminder to me and to all half-marathoners not to cheapen the distance. Itís COOL to be a half marathoner. No, it's not the big dog, but that doesnít make you any less of a runner. Be proud of your accomplishments! Youíre able to run 13.1 miles! And that is pretty frickiní sweet.
- Amy (The Bookworm Wife)"
So for all those who are bummed that they are only doing a half...keep your head up. If the big dog is in our future, so be it. If not, then enjoy those half marathons.
ďNo matter how slow you go you are still lapping the person on the couch"
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