I need a title!
I ran it after a breakup.
I met this girl in college, first girlfriend, we stayed 1 year together, she breaks up with me. That was in Ethiopia.
10 years later: I receive a message on a site called hi5 ( one of the early social media sites, I think it's defunct now) saying "is that you? Remember me?" ) and it was her! I have completely lost contact with her since college! Only thing I knew was she had moved to the US and I was studying in Denmark at that time. We start chatting and few days later we are talking on the phone. Two weeks pass and we are now " in a long distance realtionship" ! At that time, I have already signed up for hamburg marathon in May so I tell her about it and she was impressed (because I was a bit chubby and a smoker when we were dating ). We agree that she comes a week before the marathon to visit me and cheer for me. I was in heaven.
She arrives in copenhagen a week or so before the marathon. She looked even prettier and in great shape. We stay there for two days and I surprise her with a trip to Paris (I used to watch tons of romcom back then). I feel that I am the luckiest person on earth. But out of nowhere, she tells me this is not gonna work out. I mean, we were having lots of sex, and having lots of fun sightseeing etc..I didn't see it back then but looking back I think it was because I was too needy. Anyways, I went mad, and say some terrible shit to her.
I left to Germany by myself few days after that (she was staying at my place as her return flight was two days after the marathon ). I was crying the first few kms but then hate took over and my mantra was something like "f&*k you! fu&k you!" the rest of the way.
I didn't hit the wall or feel any physical pain. I did it in about 3:30. I PRed in 5k,10k, half on the way. I was 30, a smoker from 18 to 28, never ran or exercised before turning 28, still a little bit chubby but 15kgs less than before I started running. If it had not been for the hate and complete obsession about the breakup, I don't think I would have cracked even 4 hrs because my one and only half marathon before was around 1:50.
So tell me, what's my movie??:-)