22 experiences every marathon runner understands
Here are 22 experiences which only the marathon runners will understand.
Life is short, run a Marathon!
Apart from the fact that after conquering those 26.2 miles, not only you know that you are absolutely amazing and can achieve anything under the Sun, you envisioned; but also you become an inspiration and somebody else’s reason to not give up. Seasoned runner or a beginner, here are some of the things all the runners can relate to during a marathon:
1. Registering for a marathon while planning a holiday around it.
2. Expo’s – Ah! I love ‘em.
Not only do you collect your race day packets, but also pamphlets(probably never read), hopping from booth to booth, trying out the new range of running centric products Plus the awesomest part - you are surrounded by the runners and some of the best ones across the country, who you have just read about in FB or elsewhere.
3. The night before a marathon is about loading up on carbs.
Pasta, Dal-Khichdi, Potatoes, yum yum..And there is a difference in fuelling up for the race and over eating leading to feeling bloated and throwing up.
4. Hands on your BIB.
A night before the race, laying out the clothes, and fastening the BIB on it. And taking many pictures. Oh, C’mon we all do that.
5. Fix your feet – Taping for blisters!
6. Bloody nipples and thighs due to chaffing.
Who said running is easy?!! Its your Blood, sweat, lot of hardwork and a sweet pain. BodyGlide and NipGuards make an entry as Avengers to combat chaffing.
7. Worrying more about parking than running.
Stop kidding and tell me how can I get free parking passes please?