My post-marathon ice bath.
There are so many sucky things about running a marathon.
Right off the bat, the training is immense, often overwhelming and eventually it prevents you from having a normal social life. (Once those long runs reach double digits definitely don’t plan any Friday night outings!)
Then there are all the aches and pains that come along with long-distance running. Granted, if you train smart you shouldn’t experience serious pain, but your body will definitely feel roughed up. Oh, and not to mention the potential chaffing, blisters and broken toenails you’ll likely have to deal with.
Oh and there’s the mental challenge of it all, too. As the training miles start to increase, your brain will begin to fight you …