In Which Jenn Has A Mothereffin’ Mantra

I stayed at my parents’ home in NC when I ran the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. Naturally, for the long weekend away I brought along some Runner’s World magazines. For theming, of course! Post-race and oh, so well-deserved shower, I plunked myself down on the bed and flipped through an issue. I hit upon an article about the importance of having a mental plan in place for a race. Having just run a marathon, I was nodding along – I firmly believe that the only difference between a marathon finisher and non-finisher is that when the finisher hit the wall, they kept on...

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