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10/30/2015 03:51 pm ET Updated Oct 30, 2016

The New York City Marathon and Your Divorce: Basically the Same Thing

Several months of dedicated, grueling, and emotional work. Crying before dawn and after sunset. Every muscle in your body aching and nearly giving up. Only getting relief sitting in a bathtub full of ice. The only food that your stomach can handle is liquid calories.

Am I talking about training for and running the New York City Marathon, or getting through a divorce? Both actually. You'd be shocked how much your divorce and the marathon have in common. Both are long in the making. Both take a lot of preparation. And both are mostly total misery, but so absolutely fantastic when finally over.

So, as it is marathon time here in New York City (didn't you notice your gym was full of people you've never seen before, all pulling up a freshly downloaded C25K apps on their phones?), I'd thought it'd be fun to combine two topics I'm extra familiar with in the infographic below.