I love this image and quote (I found it during my ice bath and it helped me get through the last 3 minutes). Today was a 16 miler and it hurt. The entire last mile I had to talk myself into putting one foot in front of the other. I mean really will it ever get easier? The girls and I were talking about our aches and pains and old age for the last 1/2 mile. The response to the question "will it ever not hurt?" was something to the effect of we're getting stronger so that every run it will hurt less. I did 40 miles total this week. Ah yeah - getting stronger every week!
Thank goodness I have the girls along side me suffering every step of the way. Otherwise I know I could never do it. After the run my knees and hips were really aching so I took an ice bath. I hate taking ice baths. They hurt more than the run but they work. My knees felt better by the time I got out and my hips and ankles are feeling much better as well.