This is very embarrassing...

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30/06/2009 at 18:48

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...

30/06/2009 at 18:52
I get like that at the end of a race too! But I am a big girl's blouse. Still feel a bit daft about it though ...
30/06/2009 at 18:55

<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.

kittenkat    pirate
30/06/2009 at 19:07
HTFU
30/06/2009 at 19:38

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.

30/06/2009 at 20:18

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! 

30/06/2009 at 20:20
Same for me, I find finishing a race a pretty emotional experiance, and anyone who knows me would tell you I am about as far from an emotional person as you can get!!!
30/06/2009 at 20:33
Im more surprised youve not cried since you were 7!! I cry at tv adverts im such a woose...yet have never cried after a race...hmm
30/06/2009 at 20:33
Raggedstaff, i love your post.    Normally i'm a very emotional person. When i did my first marathon, Paris this year, i quite expected to burst into tears as i crossed the finish line, but i didn't, I got a very stupid fit of the giggles instead 
Lee the Pea    pirate
30/06/2009 at 21:05
Oh don't be worrying about a few tears. Its a good emotional release when you've put so much into something, and the end is suddenly in sight!!! I think it is good when blokes admit they cry occasionally (or often!).....tears are natural. I'd rather have a blub that spend my life trying not too. Who cares?!

As a women I cry at anything though. The FLM was an emotional rollercoaster for me this year, esp when I thought I was going to take too long and they wouldn't give me a medal- i promptly ran up to my friends that were supporting and burst into tears...I was like a sobbing child, couldn't speak for tears and heaving breath, hahahahaha
NRK
30/06/2009 at 21:08

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.

30/06/2009 at 21:11

Get out now you wuss, NRK! Yorkshirewomen don't cry either

*folds arms in Nora Batty style*

30/06/2009 at 21:12

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!

NRK
30/06/2009 at 21:13

Im sorry, i realise im a disgrace to my county.

*goes and shouts at whippit*

30/06/2009 at 21:20
Azacaya wrote (see)

I can get tearful before, during and after races. Especially when someone is playing the theme from Chariots of Fire. How cheesy is that?

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

30/06/2009 at 21:49
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.

30/06/2009 at 21:53
good job none of you were at the end of last years GUCR!
30/06/2009 at 21:56

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?

30/06/2009 at 22:00
...got quite a lot of 'dust in my eyes'.......and sadly there wasa film crew there too
30/06/2009 at 22:02

Here we are Azacaya...

Cheese

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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