So, today I’m reading about running instead of running. How lame. Maybe that’s why I haven’t worked up to a marathon yet? Reading Kara Goucher’s “Running for Women.” I just read her account of her first marathon – the 2008 NYC Marathon – and how she threw up several times during the last 8 or so miles of the race due to dehydration and cramping. She ended up finishing 3rd – the fastest American woman in that race and the fastest debut marathon time ever for an American woman. Obviously, her time and records were amazing, but my takeaway has as much to do with her puking bout as with her killer time. It’s so important to remember that a race, a ride, a run might not go how you expect, might not go your way, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot make something great out of it if you finish. This needs to be my mantra the next time I feel dejected 3 miles into a long run.