Friday, January 28, 2011

Jason's Jog for the Riddle Run

Jeff Riddle, the famous director of the Riddle Run fat ass event, has always enjoyed the following quote (picture at left is not Jeff, that's Gilbert Keith):

"A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well." - G. K. Chesterton

I'm glad Tom put this quote in the comment section of my previous blog post.  This was the motto of the temporarily defunct Riddle Run.  It's a great quote that may summarize many of our personal running attempts.  Few of us will ever achieve running fame.  Most will not even be very good at running.  Yet we persist because we enjoy it.  One foot in front of the other.  Repeat until satisfied.  Seems deceptively easy.  Throw in a beautiful trail and good friends and you have a fun run.  That's why we'll have people gathering this Saturday to do a "commemorative" run to honor the passing of the Riddle Run.  This training run is organized by Jeff's son, Jason.  Thus, I call it "Jason's Jog."  Catchy title, eh?  Hope to see many familiar faces this weekend.  Maybe a few new ones too.  Likewise, I hope the true Riddle Run will rise from the ashes and fly higher than ever next year!  I'm practicing every day and have high hopes of doing well at next year's event.  Maybe it's more accurate to say "delusions of doing well"?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

my feet/ankles are sore from my only miles yesterday...more snow/ice coming...how your feet

jeff

Chris said...

Looks like nasty weather Tues-Wed this week. My feet are fine. Legs are a little sore, knees achy, back hurting, but overall OK. 28 miles in the slippery snow can make your body hurt. I'm ready for a treadmill run today...and maybe a good portion of this whole week if the predicted snow drops on us.