Blog Challenge Day 16 – A song that makes me cry

Remember the post about odd things where I confessed that I cry at lots of stuff?  Well, I’ve never – I repeat – never cried about a song.  Is that weird?  I did, once, cry because a certain song came on at a particular moment so I’ll tell you about that instead.

It was seven and a half miles into my second leg of Ragnar.  I had already run six miles that morning and the leg had been rated Very Hard.  I thought it was because it was extra long but it was because it was also a lot of rolling hills.  It was excruciating and I didn’t think I could go the distance.  And then I crested a hill overlooking a beautiful valley and “our song” came on my iPod and I knew that Hubby was at the next exchange waiting to take the baton from me and cheering me on from there in spirit.  

I’m not gonna lie – I cried like a baby for the next two miles.  

Had it been another song would I still have cried?  Perhaps eventually since that was the most painful two miles I’ve ever run, but since it was that particular song I didn’t wait.  Anyone who things that running is only a physical sport has never done any endurance running.  It is one part physical, four parts mental.  And yes, there’s crying in running!

About terraluft

Writer; wife, mother and impulsive bitch incapable of saying no. Fueled by coffee, yoga and sarcasm. View all posts by terraluft

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