You learn something every day if you pay attention.
--- Ray LeBlond
As my Chicago marathon training cycle winds down, I think about what this summer-tough training cycle has taught me.
- The devil himself must live in my neighborhood
- I sweat like a mother...
- I can rust the inside of a mailbox
- No one ever picks up a dropped Q-tip
- Those runners still will never wave to you
- Throw those wet running clothes in the sink so they don't stain the carpet
- The paper delivery person drives way too fast!
- Take your shoes off outside
- Tailwind tastes better when ice cold
- The Dew Point is a cruel, cruel joke
- The smell of rotting grass makes me nauseous
- The school bus driver drives like a bat out of hell
- Some people let their dogs out unattended...with no fence
- Whining still changes nothing
- Crooked light poles are a new pet peeve
All kidding aside...
- I love seeing the little lighted church framed perfectly at the end of the street
- Birds sing loudly and beautifully
- I never tire of watching the sun rise
- There are very nice people who do wave
- I can do hard things
- I'm stronger than I give myself credit for
- There are some amazingly strong women out there providing invaluable support
What does your running and training teach you?
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