I was on mile 8.5 of a 16 mile run before I started to cry.
It was only a couple of tears. One or two. That’s just what you do when something really, really hurts. The pain in my feet was just… shocking. My toes always go numb. My feet always hurt. But this was worse, an electrical pain that struck like lightning with every left footfall, singing up my entire body until I felt it in my face.