Finishing the Financial Marathon

I finished my most recent marathon last week. It was harder than the average because it was unseasonably hot and I wasn’t feeling too well. I wasn’t happy, so I found a similar sufferer to chat with for a few miles. This woman didn’t want to talk about the race, either, which was good. I asked her why she was running (charity, bucket list item, etc.) and she said it was stress relief. She said she’d been so mired in debt and financial problems (I swear, I must wear a sign that says, “Talk to me about your financial problems so I can write about them”) due to some medical issues in her family for the last few years that she’d taken up running to keep

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3 Responses to Finishing the Financial Marathon

  1. I find it amazing that anyone can run and talk at the same time…….I would be to busy just trying to breath.

    I used to run-3 miles a day 3 days a week. That was 30+ years ago. But, I am now walking getting ready for a 5K for charity which I will walk, not run.

  2. Rebekah says:

    I agree with the marathon/finance correlation. It’s so close!

  3. rtc says:

    Your marathon analogy is a very good fit for my debt journey. It’s been 24 months and I have 3 1/2 more months to go. I’m in the last leg. I can do this!
    I think that an actual marathon is much more agony. Congratulations!

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