Wise words about running your first marathon

Running a marathon is crazy. I know because I did my first (and possibly only) one back in October. I was a legitimate crazy person leading up to the race. I fluctuated between crying uncontrollably and laughing deliriously. I was basically insane for 16 weeks leading up to what was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.

Today, I came across this little gem from The Oatmeal, a site I visit often for a regular dose of laughter. The Oatmeal is a comic website created in 2009 by Matthew Inman. While most of his comics are amusing and chuckle-worthy, this one – an excerpt from his upcoming book – really spoke to me. I also think it accurately captures the craziness that inevitably comes with the fascinating sport of marathon running.

If you’ve ever run a marathon, I think you’ll like this:

via The Oatmeal.com

via TheOatmeal.com

via TheOatmeal.com

via TheOatmeal.com

via TheOatmeal.com

via TheOatmeal.com

To read the full version, check out this post on Runner’s World or visit The Oatmeal.

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