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Hitting That Big Old Wall

How to Keep Going When You Feel Like Stopping


  • Yipes, But a New House?
    - 7/14/2014 8:39:24 PM
  • When I did my first full marathon I hit the wall hard at mile 19. I had to keep telling myself to remember relentless forward progress - no matter how slow. The feeling of crossing the finish line made up for it. A marathon really is a 10K with a 20 mile warmup LOL. - 6/15/2014 1:11:58 PM
    Thanks for the message today, It was talking straight to me! - 5/10/2014 6:27:42 AM
  • Great article. - 6/16/2013 5:57:33 PM
  • Two years ago I did a marathon after not running or competing for a number of years. I hit the wall, but I kept hearing the voice of Dory in "Finding Nemo," "just keep swimming, swimming..." over and over. - 4/10/2013 10:57:57 AM
  • This is exactly what I needed because I'm at that wall now! This is the encouragment I need to get back on track!!!!! - 6/13/2012 7:27:33 AM
  • Absolutely love this article. Thanks for the great endurance tips! - 4/1/2012 9:56:25 PM
  • This article could not have been timed better. I ran my longest run today ever, 14 miles, and there were numerous times that I waned to hist stop on the treadmill and just throw in the towel. Thank you for reminding me that I am stronger than I believe and giving strategies to help me get over the wall, - 1/22/2012 4:49:35 PM
  • Thanks, I just needed to read that today. It really helped me keep going. - 1/22/2012 3:33:54 PM
  • Frankly I think overriding your body when you are driving it too hard and its begging for rest, is terrible for your adrenals as well as your entire body.

    Guess that's why I don't run marathons!
    : )
    - 1/22/2012 10:45:40 AM
  • Best Part

    Finish Line Pose.... Getting stronger sound track playing in my head.

    - 10/7/2011 7:17:03 AM
    I definitely know what you're talking about - everyone who has run a long race can pinpoint exactly when they hit the wall. For me it was at mile 18 during the Philly marathon. I kept going because I was running with a friend and didn't want to hold her back, so that's another good way to motivate yourself - be accountable to someone else. - 10/6/2011 9:37:00 AM
  • Good topic. I love its emphasis on running! - 12/26/2010 12:19:43 PM
  • EDA540NA
    This is my first comment on any article. I've been working on diet/exercise since Jan. and losing ground lately. It was the perfect info at the right time. THANK YOU! - 10/15/2010 2:03:46 AM
  • This was really appropriate because when I hit the wall, I feel bad enough already - lightheartedness is like a second wind. Especially loved the bribery suggestion, LOL. - 10/14/2010 10:31:20 AM

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