26.2 Thoughts I had while Watching “Breaking 2”

26.2 Thoughts I had while Watching "Breaking 2" - Run Leelanau
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I watched National Geographic’sBreaking 2” in complete awe. Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa, and Zersaney Tadese’s inspirational journey left me in goosebumps throughout the entire documentary. Here are 26.2 of the thoughts I had while watching:

  1. Credits are rolling. Oh my gosh this is already amazing.
  2.  What are they spraying on Eliud’s legs?? Should I spray something on my legs? Would that make me faster?
  3. 2 hours until the race starts. I know how I feel 2 hours before a marathon. I can’t even imagine what they are going through.
  4. How amazing would it be to be there? I am SO jealous of everyone who witnessed this live and in person.
  5. 4:34 per mile for 26.2 miles. I’m laughing and crying at the same time. Insane.
  6. Their legs are moving so fast they are blurry. THEIR LEGS ARE BLURRY.
  7. “No human is limited.” I love you, Eliud.
  8. Endurance Expert? What the heck is an endurance expert?
  9. What is my VO2 max?
  10. Tadese had to run 14km to school everyday? Americans could take a page out of that book.
  11. I can’t decide if Eliud looks older or younger than 32.
  12. “Marathon is life. It’s not about the legs, it’s about the heart and mind.”  YESSS
  13. HE RUNS FULL MARATHONS WITHOUT CONSUMING ANY WATER? How is he still alive?!
  14. Eliud washes his shoes by hand. Should I wash my shoes by hand? Should I wash my shoes in general?
  15. I want to be in the pace car.
  16. Eliud just ran a half marathon in 59:19. Zersenay ran it in 59:42. THEY DON’T EVEN LOOK TIRED.
  17. Why is Lelisa doing his interval training at 3AM??
  18. Is there anyone on the planet more humble than Eliud Kipchoge?
  19. “The body and the mind are absolutely battling.” No truer words have been spoken.
  20. “If you don’t rule your mind it can rule you.” -Kipchoge. Dude, spot on with the quotes.
  21. Oh hey, I get up at 3AM on race day, too. Look how much I have in common with these elites.
  22. Wouldn’t it be awesome if I got to follow a green laser during races to know if I’m on pace or not?
  23. The pacer exchange is SO SMOOTH.
  24. Even though I know the outcome, this is so intense I am holding my breath.
  25. Those pacers are boss and deserve more credit.
  26. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

26.2.  2:00:25. Eliud for president.

Eliud is a role model. Not only do I admire him for his incredible running ability, but his positive attitude is the real inspiration. This guy understands running on a level so different from everyone else. I can’t wait to see what he does next and I can’t wait to go for a run tomorrow.

You can catch the full documentary here.

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