What To Expect The Day After You Run A Marathon

So you ran a marathon. Here's what you can expect the rest of your week to look.

You may wake up a little uncomfortable.

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Trying to get out of bed lends itself to a literal interpretation to "falling out of bed."

You have to ask your roommates, parents, and/or significant others help to get dressed.


Staying home from work will seem like a good idea.


But you don't want to be the only person at work who ran the marathon and stayed home.

You will either find creative ways to go up and down stairs or avoid them like the plague.

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Standing still for more than 5 seconds is a death sentence.

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Mounting anything will prove challenging.

You may want to leave earlier than normal if you plan on shuffling to work.


You will feel solidarity when you see fellow marathon shufflers. No words are necessary. You know. You just know.


Walking around the office will prove incredibly challenging.


White shirts should be avoided at all costs.

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Getting a massage may seem like a good idea but it will actually be the most painful hour of your life.

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You will sleep deeper than you've ever slept before.

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But it's all worth it, because for the rest of your life you will be able to say "I Ran A Marathon."


Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.