Happy Tears & The First 20 of The Cycle

Something happened at mile 18 of 20 today. I cried happy tears. This is a first. I’m always emotional when I finish a race that I’ve trained my a** off for, but I’ve never become emotional during a training run (and feel somewhat silly admitting this to the world.)

A song came on my iPod that caught me by surprise. The lyrics perfectly describe what I’m going through this cycle. I’ve been scared to admit that training is going well because training was going so well when the breakdown began last fall. Mile 18 of today’s run was a small celebration of the work I’ve put in so far this cycle and a small admission to myself that yes, indeed, things are going well.

“Comes And Goes (In Waves)”

This one’s for the lonely, the one’s that seek and find
Only to be let down time after time
This one’s for the torn down, the experts at the fall
Come on friends get up now you’re not alone at allOh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves

This one’s for the faithless, the ones that are surprised
They’re only where they are now regardless of their fight
This one’s for believing if only for it’s sake
Come on friends get up now love is to be made

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why I try

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones who think they can

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why, why I fly

Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Is there a song that makes you emotional whenever you hear it? Is there a song you never delete from your iPod–a song you depend on?

- J

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5 thoughts on “Happy Tears & The First 20 of The Cycle

  1. Nice post!!! I do most of my runs wireless with no tunes. However, my one go to that is ever present on my iPod is “Dogs Days Are Over” by Florence & The Machine. Whenever the run or the workouts get long and hard or I’m in a rough patch that song helps remind me of why I’m out on these roads running and it pulls me through

  2. I’m so so freaking happy you are in a good place training wise right now!

    That song… never heard it before today.. beautiful. I might have to add it to my playlist now.

    Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” gets me [almost] to tears during each fab long run or speed workout I do.. mainly because I constantly visualize crossing the 50 yard line at Neyland stadium (knoxville marathon finish) with my BQ..

  3. Glad for you. Understand the feeling!

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  5. I just wanted to say that I was able to finish my long run last weekend after reading this post. I had to make a stop at about mile 6.5 with really bad stomach issues and I checked my email only to read your post and it just motivated and pushed me to just keep going and finish. Thank you so much for that inspiration. Congrats on your 20 miler! Those are rough and you did awesome.

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