Excuse a runner nerd while she makes some really bad analogies.
Right now my divorce is the New York City Marathon.
I started out in Staten Island. A little cold, a little hungry and nervous about what was ahead of me. I knew I had made the right decision to leave S but I was still apprehensive. I didn't know how this journey would turn out and any new challenge is scary. But I know that I will never look back, I am just looking forward!
I headed into Brooklyn. I felt good about how the separation was going. S and I had come to terms as friends, we had finalized custody of Max, things were going good. I was still energized about the battle ahead. I could literally run for days!
Ugh Queens. We are fighting again and things are starting to get really nasty. I just want this fucking run to be over. Maybe I will just have someone pick me up and I won't finish this. I am THAT tired! I also ate some weird Gu at mile 14 and it is upsetting my stomach. That Gu is my ex mother in law. Ahhhhh
Yeah, we are in Manhattan! I was served divorce papers and it was seriously the best day ever. I thought I would have to beg S to divorce me. To have him make the decision was awesome. I am literally flying down First Ave. I am the fastest runner ever. I am like Usain Bolt!
Awwww shit, the Bronx. Shit is about to get real. I am tired, we are fighting constantly. S's lawyer is a complete bitch. She is so evil, I almost admire her. I think I want to be her in my next life! I know I am at Mile 20 but it seems like this run is crushing me right now.
Back in Manhattan. We are so close. I am cruising down 5th Ave. I see Central Park. I know the finish line is coming. I will be done with this mess soon. I start dating again. I cut my hair. I feel pretty again. I am AWESOME!
And then I hit Central Park and I look down at my watch.....I am only at Mile 24. Fuck my life.....
I am supposed to be divorced next week and now all this shit is happening. I know how close the finish line is but I am so tired and I wonder if I will ever get there.
That glorious medal is so close.....