I was late joining the group of masochistic runners, and still got close to 8 miles in. But the Coastal Challenge team stayed at it and did not stop until they had 30 miles for the day. And I heard reports on Facebook that they were tired, beat, had nothing left. Wah wah wah!
So what is the point of this post? I think you should pick out a hard race--one that you would be super proud to finish, but you are secretly unsure you can do. Then, train your butt off and get it done. Come on--it's fun.