Ahh the Thrill of Living Through the Experience of Perseverance as a Back-of-the-Pack Runner

in Thrive Global, March 13, 2017

I was at mile 10 of my 10th half marathon, the D.C. Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon on Saturday, which was also the third anniversary of my first-ever half marathon, when my 59-year-old brain went to the place it always goes when I feel like I’m done.

Gonna die.

This is different from hitting the wall, or bonking, which is what happens when your body runs out of glycogen, or carbohydrate stores, your body’s main source of energy, and you become hopelessly, tragically fatigued.

I didn’t bonk. Continue reading...