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Hurts so good

Over at Run On, Sara Catania wraps up her career as a marathon runner for charity.

I ran longer and faster than I ever have in my life and I raised plenty more than I was asked to....

We stand. We breathe. We wait. We feel the adrenaline, which, according to Runner's World, "comes with getting excited for a race, [and] which also has the power to boost confidence and kill pain." Good.

The horn sounds and we're swept up in a giant mass of forward motion. We're somewhere in the middle of this massive crowd, but everyone is calm.

This does not at all resemble my typical crowd experiences, like the time I was on the green at Soldier Field for a Bruce Springsteen concert and was nearly suffocated in the press toward the stage.

It's a nice closer to 35 weeks of Run On. Read the whole thing.


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