You know the face.
That look we get when the discomfort really starts to set in.
We can feel the finish line. It's only minutes away. The faster we run, the sooner the pain will end.
Yet, this pain is not suffering. We want this, crave it. It gives us a high and makes us feel human. Non-athletes don't understand that we choose this.
"It's at the borders of pain and suffering that men are separated from the boys." -Emil Zatopek
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