the cycle of race thoughts:
at the starting point - “this is the greatest thing in the world, oh man I love this, this is what it means to be alive, so much caffeine is happening right now.
1/4 of the way through - “death death death, why do I do this, I’m finishing this race and never running again.”
1/2 way through - “halfway finished, it’s okay, this is bearable, I can do this…”
3/4 finished - “oh my gosh I don’t think I can make it I just want to die, why the hell do I keep doing these things this is straight up misery.”
finished - “oh my gosh that was the best thing I’ve ever done, I’m so stoked on life even though I don’t think my hips will ever function properly again, oh HELL YEAH.”
an hour after finishing - *looking online to find the next race*