The Emotional Stages That a First-Time Marathon Runner Experiences

From excitement to despair to elation in 26.2 miles.

BuzzFeed points out the eight emotional stages that a first-time marathon runner experiences in this animated video by cartoonist Kevin McShane.

From the excitement of Mile 1, to the shock of Mile 5 and the despair of Mile 19, nothing’s quite like the emotional roller coaster of running a marathon.

music by Kevin MacLeod – “Fluffing a Duck