Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thought of the day

...invoked by the editorial of Richard Benyo in the November/December 2006 issue of Marathon and Beyond.

"It is true that we long-distance runners feel we come from a common mold, that we are solitary animals, running for the sake of running, fulfilling the bred-in-the-bone need of our ancient ancestors to move, to enrich the blood, to buoy the spirit, to steam clean the brain, to allow the muscles to realize their physiological potential. We also feel that so much sweat-purifying effort washes us clean of aggressiveness, belligerence, and pride."

No arguments here. After a run, I feel clearer of mind, invigorated yet tempered, and generally uplifted.

Today's run: Cold and clear 22F at 6AM. 4.25 miles easy, 35 minutes. No pain.


Blogger Kim said...

"No pain" that says alot.
Congratulations!!! Glad you had a good run.

7:25 PM  
Blogger JenC said...

Yeah! No pain rocks!

9:57 AM  
Blogger TriSaraTops said...

No pain is a beautiful thing!

6:07 PM  

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