With huge apologies to Haruki Murakami (the author of What I Talk About When I Talk About Running)
Here's a conversation that took place this evening.
Kate: How far are you going to run mom?
Me: Six miles.
Kate: Do we have to meet you?
Me: No. I only need you to meet me if I'm running over 10 miles.
Kate: Because she needs more water.
Emily: That's not very far.
Kate: You can run 16 miles.
Me: I can even run 26 miles.
Kate: Wow! That's a long way.
Me: That's how far I ran in the marathon.
Kate: Oh, that wasn't that far.