Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Sobbing on the finish line
Does anyone else give ugly sobs as they cross the finish line? There's my husband, smiling for the camera like a good little model, and me in the middle of a mouth-open dark ugly sob of pure emotion because zomg-i'm-a-marathoner. Hah!
Back at my Lincoln Half in April I cried so hard as I crossed the finish line, because I'd had such an unexpectedly large PR, that a volunteer was actually concerned if I hurt myself. (In contrast, when I finished the Full Moon half in August and finished about where I expected, despite running really hard and in many ways running a smarter, harder, and more skilled race than in Lincoln, it felt pretty meh because it was exactly where I expected to finish.)
Please folks, tell me it ain't just me! Share your ugly-finish stories with me?
In other news, I haven't signed up for the ultra yet but I think I will shortly. My husband is pushing for me to do the marathon in Madison the following week instead so I am giving it serious thought. That's hilly though and I'm really not trained for hills. But I love my husband, so I'm thinking about it anyway!