Tired Legs, Unrealistic Expectations

Let’s talk about this video.

Key points: relatively fit non-runner trains with a coach for 10 weeks and then runs a 3:30 marathon (five minutes faster than her Boston Qualifying time.)

First, major kudos to Michelle. She should be incredibly proud of the training she put in and what she achieved. It’s huge and nothing I’m about to write should demean that.

But let’s talk about what this means for other people. Because while this was a personal journey for Michelle, it’s also a Buzzfeed video, which means millions of people will likely see it. Continue reading