Category Archives: Quotes

“What Do You Think About For Seven Hours?”

When I tell people I’ve run for over seven hours (or even four, or three), one of the most common things people want to know is what do I think about during that long of a run?  It’s hard to … Continue reading

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Dreamers of the Day

Today I officially signed up for the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K at Bear Mountain.  I think I’ve written enough about my thoughts surrounding the race at this point — 2 months out, I don’t have anything to really add … Continue reading

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Choosing (7.8 miles)

“Reprimands will not bring the waves into line. Anger will not alter the winds. Sadness will not bring back the Gulf Stream. The greatest freedom allotted to any human being is the freedom to choose one’s attitude. Whatever the weather, … Continue reading

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Quoting Dean

“I run to see how far I can go.  I run because It’s my way of giving back to the world by doing the one thing it is I do best.  I run because I’ve never been much of a … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Lunchtime Runner (3.6 miles)

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Tim Tweitmeyer I think this quote really encompasses why I run, and how I define a successful run. … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 2

I realized that after naming this blog after Murakami’s book, I haven’t posted a quote from his writing in a very long time.  So this is in honor of the end of Spring break, and my somewhat-dreaded return to the … Continue reading

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Quoting Murakami, pt. 1

“Even if, seen from the outside, or from some higher vantage point, this sort of life looks pointless and futile, or even extremely inefficient, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe it’s some pointless act like, as I’ve said before, pouring water … Continue reading

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