“Gotta suck now so it sucks less later.”
(I’ve deemed that my marathon mantra)
I survived the first “long run” of my Long Beach Marathon training, per my very professional OUaL schedule. It wasn’t pretty - I started late, it was hot, and the sun was about 6 feet from my scalp – but it’s done.
And then I remembered I don’t have to wake up at 3am to run in 80+degrees and 90% humidity like the rest of the world so I quit crying about it.
So that’s how it happened. And then we rode bikes to lunch and I trashed my wedding dress in the Pacific Ocean. The end.