“The marathon can humble you.” — Bill Rodgers
It has been a roller coaster of a year. Last November, I PR’d by 10 minutes in the marathon and ran 2:57:03. I cried, more than once. When I see photos from the race, I get misty-eyed still. All this year I’ve been chasing that feeling — the elation that came from achieving a huge goal, on the heels of setting PRs at six other distances leading up to it.
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I went into 2017 knowing it wouldn’t — couldn’t — be like 2016. Running is not linear.