It’s REALLY stupid to run in worn out shoes.
It’s REALLY stupid to go too fast in the early miles.
IT’s REALLY stupid to assume that the sharp steep points on the course gradient map are ‘blips’.
I am stupid.
Getting into the sea in your running clothes feels a bit strange but it numbs marathon-weary feet. Bliss.
If you take off your trainers to get into the sea in your running clothes, you may not be able to get these back on over your lumpy, blistered, sore feet.
Having an ice cream as the first food you eat when you’ve finished a marathon means you’ve spoiled ice cream for yourself. Never again will it taste as good as this.
Toenails are for wimps.
It doesn’t matter how much it hurt, you will be looking at other marathons to enter within a week. Pain fades, but you’ve still got the medal. And the monster inside you screaming for a new PB.