Since this is all anonymous, I can post this.
I ran a race at the weekend, well known for being quite tough. However, I was determined to get a respectable time so I pushed myself more than I would probably usually do. And as I crossed the finish, I really had to fight the urge to burst into tears. (This is so embarrassing.) I swear, I suddenly had a lump in my throat and my bottom lip started trembling, and although I didn't actually blub I'm sure I came fairly close.
What the hell is going on here? Has running turned me into a big girl's blouse? (The last time I cried was when I fell off my bike and scraped my knee when I was seven.)
If you're going to take the mick, go easy on me. The way things are going, you might make me cry...
<Checks that there's no-one he knows in here>
I blubbed at the end of the Dublin marafun a couple of years ago. Not because I'd done well but because I'd done so badly and was so upset with myself.
I had to choke back tears the last time I ran the London Marathon when I reached Big Ben.
I did have an excuse though as I'd just run up to my young son who was standing in the crowd waving and shouting to me having been let out of St Thomas's hospital for a couple of hours after he'd been admitted the previous evening with a temperature.
Best sight in the world that was.
Mr S sobbed a bit at his first Mara (Dublin).
He cried again when I dragged him round Penney's... I wasn't missing out on bargain retail therapy!
As a Yorkshireman i obviously never cry.
However, must confess I burst into tears when i got to Big Ben in the 2005 FLM and cried at the end of this years as well. Mixture of pain and relief i think.
Get out now you wuss, NRK! Yorkshirewomen don't cry either
*folds arms in Nora Batty style*
I can get tearful before, during and after races. Especially when someone is playing the theme from Chariots of Fire. How cheesy is that?
I get especially emotional for other people - when my training partner pulls a time out the bag for example, or gets round a course without walking (no offence to walkers, honest - despite my comments on the other thread...). Or when my OH does something that the doctors said he couldn't.I know how long it's taken them to get where they are now and how hard they've worked and I feel proud and humbled and I get soppy.
Soppy cow that I am. LOL!
Im sorry, i realise im a disgrace to my county.
*goes and shouts at whippit*
Azacaya wrote (see)
If it was 'What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud', then that would be cheesy, and deserving quite frankly of a forum slap, however Chariots is classically emotional and therefore ok to cry like a girl at.I get a bit choked at people I know running for deceased loved ones, seeing t-shirts with 'For my Dad RIP' on etc
Siance wrote (see)
If it was 'What Have You Done Today To Make You Feel Proud', then that would be cheesy, and deserving quite frankly of a forum slap, however Chariots is classically emotional and therefore ok to cry like a girl at.
I don't believe I know that ditty, so I suppose I should thank my lucky stars for that.
I quite like the idea of a forum slap though.
I just listened to What Have You Done....etc etc.
What a heap of horse shit. I may cry at that but with desperation.
Watcha do at GUCR Nick?
Here we are Azacaya...
Heather Small's voice reminds me of Vic Reeves on Shooting Stars when he's doing that Guess The Song bit
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