Are you a runner? Have you had a baby? If so, chances are good someone has asked you whether giving birth was harder than [insert very impressive running feat]. If this question sparked in you a complicated series of facial-expression-controlling maneuvers as you searched for a polite way to answer “WTF? Birth. Duh.” you are not alone.
Our resident army major/elite marathoner/modern pentathlete Parsley, who has birthed three babies and has done some other really hard shit, had this to say on the topic: Which one is harder? Why is this even a question?
Preach it, Parsley! But because this is a metaphor that will not die, we’ve decided to help you determine whether your marathon or any other of your many achievements was actually like giving birth. Read more >>