a lesson in humility
This is the third year I finished the Hagg Lake Trail Run. And probably the tenth time I have ran a considerable distance with little to no training. There is nothing like passing a sign that says "7.5 miles - You are halfway!" when everything in your body and your mind is telling you to stop. But as quickly as those feelings come, they subside. And you can go on. You can finish a 15 mile run with absolutely no training. But you finish next to last, covered in mud, promising yourself that this is the last time.