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2142 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 15, 2007 1:35 PM by jrich7970 RSS
Tamara40 Rookie 219 posts since
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Aug 11, 2007 1:22 PM

running and crying

I don't know what happened, but please say it's happened to someone else.  While running today (btw, it was my longest run yet, 7 miles!) all of the sudden, at about mile 4, out of nowhere, I busted out CRYING!!!  What was THAT about?  I wasn't in pain,I was actually running really well.  I wasn't upset about anything, just all of the sudden I was overwhelmed with emotion.  What happened?

  • jrich7970 Rookie 231 posts since
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    1. Aug 11, 2007 3:43 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    I cried (briefly) during training for my first (and only) marathon when I finished a 24 mile training run.  It was just a feeling of, "I can't believe I just did this" type of thing.  I had never run that long before.

    During the marathon itself, when I hit the 24 mile mark, I had a brief welling up, realizing that, as bad as it was at that moment, barring anything totally bizarre, that I was actually going to complete the race.

    Must have (being a guy) been my "inner ******". :-)

    I had been expecting to cry at the finish line, but didn't.  Guess I was too happy.

  • brigidsmom Rookie 8 posts since
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    2. Aug 12, 2007 9:33 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    It has never happened while running, but I know that during yoga once the same thing happened, the tears just started to flow. Sometimes I think a physical release triggers an emotional release, so maybe that is what happened in your case! I think it's a good thing, shows a connectedness and shows that your physical journey is really affecting you body and soul!

    But then, I've always been a little artsy-fartsy! 

  • melistic Amateur 777 posts since
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    3. Aug 12, 2007 8:09 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    I agree, your fine. I've seen it before.


    Dude, there has to be a better way to word that.

    quote:


    Originally posted by TechTee:


    Must have (being a guy) been my "inner ******". :-)


     

     

  • jrich7970 Rookie 231 posts since
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    4. Aug 12, 2007 9:35 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    quote:


    Originally posted by melistic:

    I agree, your fine. I've seen it before.


    Dude, there has to be a better way to word that.


     



    Har.  Like getting in touch with my femine side?

  • paulmitch Amateur 307 posts since
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    5. Aug 12, 2007 9:51 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    I've done it more than once, and am glad not to many people were around. I also surprised my ex running partner at the finish line with a kiss, and she didn't back hand me.

  • Peg312 Rookie 257 posts since
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    6. Aug 13, 2007 9:22 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    I do this sometimes as well.  I think it is all about being proud of myself for doing so well and completing what I set out to do.

  • danadear Rookie 343 posts since
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    7. Aug 13, 2007 9:34 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    It's happened to me too.  Running gives me time to think through things that are going on in my life.  I had this particular song on my mp3 player that reminded me of when my son was born.  A few years ago he went to live with his father temporarily and every time I heard the song I'd cry.  There was something very therapeutic about it..sweating and crying at the same time. It felt cleansing. I still well up when I hear that song and my son is now 19 yo.

  • newbie175 Rookie 6 posts since
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    8. Aug 13, 2007 11:13 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    I've done this twice at the start of races. I just get overwhelmed with emotion and am proud to be a part of something bigger than myself even if it is with strangers!

  • Charlie B054 Rookie 9 posts since
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    10. Aug 14, 2007 2:42 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    Like brigidsmom this has hapened to me during yoga, it was strange, but very cathartic.

  • mrinertia Pro 1,310 posts since
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    11. Aug 14, 2007 7:55 AM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    quote:


    Originally posted by TechTee:



    Must have (being a guy) been my "inner ******". :-)


     



    I need to get one of those.



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    An object at rest cannot be stopped!

  • jrich7970 Rookie 231 posts since
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    12. Dec 21, 2007 8:55 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    quote:


    Originally posted by Tamara40:

    okay...whew...thanks you guys...I feel much better. TechTee...you made me laugh...I'm glad you're secure enough in your masculinity to get in touch with your "inner ******!" The sign of a manly man!!


     



    Secure?! Hah! I couldn't give a sh*t what anyone thinks about me.

    Manly? No more or less manly than any other guy.

    You women need to stop looking for guys who can cry. :-)

    Unless you're like totally hot.

    [http://This message has been edited by TechTee (edited Aug-15-2007).|http://This message has been edited by TechTee (edited Aug-15-2007).]

  • jrich7970 Rookie 231 posts since
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    13. Aug 15, 2007 1:35 PM (in response to Tamara40)
    Re: running and crying

    quote:


    Originally posted by mrinertia:

    I need to get one of those.


     




    Thankfully, I don't really have one. 

    Otherwise, I would never get anything done, what with being busy with it and all.

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