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The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons I Run Long Distances. (Read 250 times)


Doc, my tooth hurts

    The Oatmeal puts out mostly funny takes on everyday things, with drawings that really send it over the top. The author of the site is also a runner. I don't think I've loved any of his comics as much as the one today.  I'm sure most people on this site will relate to this on some level.

     

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

      It's all true.

      Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


      I'm back!

        Yep. What I want to know is, why is 2011 White River (his 50 miler he talks about, also my first ultra, in 2008) still his only ultra? What's up with that?


        Feeling the growl again

          Yep. What I want to know is, why is 2011 White River (his 50 miler he talks about, also my first ultra, in 2008) still his only ultra? What's up with that?

           

          Some people learn their lesson more easily than others.  Big grin

          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

           

          pcaharrier


            Am I the only one who saw the eating portion and thought that sipping Nutella through a straw could be a workout all by itself?

            2014 goals: 2,000 | 52.5 | Marathon PR | Skip the injuries again

              Am I the only one who saw the eating portion and thought that sipping Nutella through a straw could be a workout all by itself?

               

              Well, if you had a wide enough straw it might work. In fact, it could be genius. Spoons are so messy.

              2014 goals

              1800 miles; 5k < 25:00; 10k < 53:00HM < 2:00

               

              Upcoming:

              NYC Half Marathon 3/16Boston Marathon 4/21; Newport Liberty HM 9/21

                It's all true.

                'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

                 

                "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

                 

                "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis


                I'm back!

                  http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

                   

                  Oh -- and thank you for eliding the gratuitous "why" in the thread title. That really grates on me.


                  No more marathons

                    Yep. What I want to know is, why is 2011 White River (his 50 miler he talks about, also my first ultra, in 2008) still his only ultra? What's up with that?

                     

                    He says at the bottom of the story that he is registered to run again this year.  In two weeks?


                    I'm back!

                      Oh, I missed that, thanks.

                       

                      I got my revenge on the course last year; I won't be going back this year. It's damn hard! A shame to miss running into him, though.


                      Doc, my tooth hurts

                         

                        Oh -- and thank you for eliding the gratuitous "why" in the thread title. That really grates on me.

                        I'll act like I did it on purpose.