Monday, September 27, 2010


This morning's exchange with my brother:
Him:  Um... aren't you hurting your body? With this 20 mile run bullshit?
Me:  Where'd that come from?
Him: ffs you're almost 30

Thanks a lot... just the support I needed after a craptastic and demoralizing 21 mile run yesterday (which I will write about later).


  1. I've had this to varying degrees. I usually just shrug it off. But occasionally I respond with "aren't you hurting your body with this binge drinking / smoking / lack of exercise BS"

    Don't sweat the 20 miler. I didn't finish my second one. I still finished the marathon. Albeit quite slowly. You won't care though -- it feels awesome just to be done!

  2. I'm so sorry your brother felt the need to kick you when you were already down. I get a lot of that when I'm training for races too, and you really do just have to rise above it as best you can, and chalk it up to some people's lack of understanding of what it means to be a runner.

    As for the disappointing sounds like you've had it rough in general lately, so I know a bad run can't help. Try taking the next long run slow and easy, and listen to your body when it's had enough. I know you're on a training schedule, but your body becomes more prone to injury if you're stressed, and the last thing you want is to hurt yourself at this point. Much better to fall short of mileage and stay, a long slow run without the fixed goal might be therapeutic!

    Good luck with it all. I hope things start looking up for you.

  3. Thanks guys... I really appreciate it. I've taken mon/tues off running since the bad long run was Sunday... not sure if I"ll head out today or not, but it's taper-time so maybe it's ok.