Phase 1: You. Are. So. Pumped.
Phase 2: The commitment starts to sink in.
Phase 3: You start to think of training loopholes.
Phase 4: You complete your first long run and feel like you can tackle ANYTHING...
...except for the pain the next morning.
Phase 5: Your friends start questioning your choices.
Phase 6: You become a human garbage disposal.
Phase 7: Staying awake the Monday after a 20-miler is almost harder than the run itself.
Phase 8: You soak up all the positive vibes at the expo.
Phase 9: Wait, you're running HOW many miles tomorrow?
Phase 10: Training's over. It's go time.
Phase 11: Two words: Mile 20.
Phase 12: THE FINISH LINE!
Phase 13: Yeah, you'll probs run another marathon next year. NBD.