A lot of people always ask me why on earth would I want to run 26.2 miles especially when they see my aching body afterward hobbling around?? Simply because this is why, the happiness you feel after it is over is totally worth all the pain and training and miles and gu's and bathroom breaks and ice packs and foam rollers and advils. You are overwhelmed with a sense of accomplishment and joy that makes you just want to jump out of your skin. In fact, right after you cross over the finish line and get some water, you think....where is the sign up sheet for the next one.
This is me and Jen after the Fort Collins Marathon last Spring, can't you just see the joy in our faces!! It was great!!