Our feelings after a race are REAL. We do work hard. And our goals are important to us. This is part of what keeps us driven in life. We don't have to be elite athletes or olympic runners for our goals to be serious and meaningful to us. But it can be easy to lose sight of a greater perspective sometimes. I didn't see that happening to me so much now as I did several years ago after returning from an injury but I definitely spent at least a day or two feeling kind of sad. All thoughts of sad or bummed out were gone once my BFF performed her rendition of
The Amateur Marathon Runner Reflecting on Life and a Bad Race.
I promised a friend I'd post this even if it is rather embarrassing. You're welcome Steph. Making fun of ourselves is liberating sometimes. :) And Gosh, you'll witness my laugh when it gets really really out of control...that's embarrassing too. But whatever. I love to laugh.