Tuesday, January 25, 2011
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
Seems like this could apply to ultra running. How far can you go? Is a marathon really far enough? Test yourself by risking going too far...you might surprise yourself! We all have more inside of us than we dare to dream.
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
At times, running hurts. Racing almost always hurts. Fast 5Ks are hard and they bring pain. Long 100 mile trail races cause a bit of discomfort...also known as extreme pain...physical & emotional. The pain will come, but you don't have to suffer. Take control. Embrace it. Push through and conquer the pain!
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Is this an awesome quote or what? Your feet have evolved to walk and run efficiently. Why try to improve what the foot has already mastered? Free your feet and let them do their job! Run unshod...or as close to barefoot as possible.
So, what are your favorite quotes that might be connected to running?