I run 3.15 Half Marathons and I'm not ashamed.
So I just saw this post on this sub and I wanted to write my own in case there are other people like me out there.
We slow runners (yes I'm a runner even if I walk half the distance) visit this forum and read about people running 12 min miles and lamenting how slow they are.
For me, that would be an awesome pace.
I've been running 4 years now. Finished 3 HMs and have my 4th this weekend.
I run pretty regularly but I don't really get fast. It could be that I need a better training plan or need to make more efforts. But so far, I enjoy the pace I run at. I feel proud that I can run 13 miles and not die.
Yes, sometimes a walker overtakes me. And I've had really really old people overtake me in races as well. Good for them! And more power to them!
But in case there is someone else out there as slow as me, I just want to say its ok. You're not alone. And you've nothing to be embarrassed about. Be proud of what you're achieving. There's nothing sillier than finishing your first HM and feeling disappointed. Embrace your speed, celebrate the distance, accept your win.
ELI5: What's actually happening when you miss someone so much you can physically feel it?
Have you ever missed someone so much that it "hurts"? I'd really like to know how the biological aspect of it works.
What would happen if an intelligent greatsword inhabited by an ancient paladin's LG spirit was found by a mean-spirited ogre, and the sword kept making telepathic LG suggestions which the ogre dim-wittedly obeyed...
...and after a while the ancient paladin spirit was basically controlling the ogre -- do we now have a possessed LG ogre-paladin symbiote? Because that sounds like one hell of an NPC!
Does the paladin's spirit relentlessly drive the ogre to spend a sweat-soaked week toiling away, building a crude forge in some remote cave, then another week spent forging a shield and some large, chunky plates of mail? Does he slowly cover himself in piecemeal homemade armour? Does he seek out a steed of some kind? Does he fashion for himself a helmet from a barrel with the face cut out?
Does he go off to right wrongs and save bitches in need?