Tax Marathon

Think taxes and half marathons have nothing in common? Think again. And pass the cake.

I did the family’s taxes this afternoon, and it struck me that taxes have a lot in common with running a half marathon:

  • Both take hours to complete.
  • It goes better if you have lots of carbs to help you through it.
  • At some point in the process I question my commitment, my sanity, and the parentage of the gear I am using.
  • Something is going to ┬áchafe.
  • My play list better be good.
  • I get faster every time, but it’s still painful.
  • I deserve a medal at the end.
  • And despite everything, I’ll sign up to do it again next year.

It isn’t as fun, though. Maybe next year I’ll wear a technical t-shirt and a racing bib and see if that helps.