|This is how my brain tries to take in 100 miles|
My whole body aches at the thought of it.
If my feet blistered at 13.1 miles, what would happen at 100 miles? I'd suspect they just fall off. No question about it.
But she asked if anyone wanted the link to follow her progress... I DO ... I DO!!!... & she sent it out. I had my phone with me during that Saturday & checking her Facebook page, checking the real time link on her progress.
Isn't technology amazing? I loved following people when they ran Boston as well.
Sorry - got side tracked.
I saw though she had put on Facebook a comment that this 100 miler may be dropped down to a 50 miler. She was having issues. Not just aches & pains - breathing issues. Stuff you don't mess with. Stuff you can't mess with. I mean, you need to be able to breath to get through life... especially when you're running 100 miles.
I read through some of the comment & some of them shocked me.
I get the cheering on, rooting, giving encouragement... but some of the comments were like, "Suck it up"...
well, probably not those words - but that's how it came off to me.
It's funny because I see a lot of people who are suffering injuries & questioning whether they should continue on in training, or do a race & you will always see comments like, "Go for it" - "Do it anyways" - "Push through"
I think it hits me because when I was training one time, I was exhausted... I didn't want to go out for a long run. I ended up crying the whole way, frustrated because I was just tired & worn out... I got home & my husband said, "Why did you do it?" & I said, "Because when I told you I didn't want to do it, you said, "Oh, stop! You can do it"
... he obviously was just being encouraging.
But I just wanted him to say, "Its OK if you don't do it today"
Marriage - where you want husband to be able to read your mind
He said, "I know if I told you not to do it, you'd be mad at me for that"... which I probably would be too & say, "I'm not a slacker" & storm out the door.
But its the OPTION of knowing its OK to not do something...
& I know that in my heart... I just like to hear it form someone else.
|I don't want to hear it from this guy though|
For someone to say, "Even if you don't make it all the way through, you've still come so far. You're still awesome"
Isn't it funny how we feel like we let people down that we don't even really know - or really, who could care less. I mean, the next day, the person who told this lady, "Suck it up" (not really) - did they think of her 100 miles she ran? Probably not. But she even put on her blog post that she felt like she would have to hide & change her blog name & disappear if she didn't make it to the end...
You can read her post right HERE ... if you don't read her blog, you're gonna love her!
So what do you think about pushing someone?
Is there a fine line?
Do you feel like sometimes it's just too much & you want someone to say, "It's OK whatever you choose?"
Do you like the "suck it up" attitude? ... it does push me sometimes too.
Am I just sensitive? ... which is VERY possible... I cry over Hallmark commercials afterall. & don't get me started on the Sarah McLachlan animal commercials! Oh geez.