Ok, so this definition has almost nothing to do with what I mean here, but I have wondered during this whole thing when I can officially call myself “hardcore.” At first, I was going to start saying it when I had my first Gu. That, however, made me feel even less hardcore as it was awful and I felt like a total poseur.
I think, however, that as of last night, I am hardcore. Or I will tell myself that to feel better. At GTS yesterday we ran 7 1/4 miles, my longest run ever. I was absolutely dripping sweat the entire time and wanted to crawl in a ball and go to bed for the last 3. After the run, I went and got a smoothie based on an “article” I’d read online. I drank some with my friend, started feeling out of it, and went home to lie down. About an hour later, I got up to get some water, ran to the bathroom, and put my smoothie into the toilet.
So, instead of chastising myself for not hydrating enough (even though I tried really, really hard to), I am just going to say that I am hardcore because a workout made me sick.