From The 76K Project …
There’s a point in every long race that’s known as The Pain Cave.
It’s the point where you can’t remember why you ever thought this was a good idea in the first place and where the finish line seems about eight million light years away.
It’s the point where you want to punch all of the cheerful bystanders who are yelling that you look great and just keep going! (WHAT DO THEY KNOW. THEY’RE JUST STANDING THERE.)
It’s the point where you say to yourself, You’re closer to the finish than you’ve ever been! and somehow that doesn’t help.