The title of this post is a quote that fits me perfectly. I love doing runs that other people think are crazy. Not long after I started running I ran up Big Hill that heads towards Jackson County. A few months ago a friend and I ran from I-75 Exit 99 to Exit 97. That doesn’t sound difficult until you realize that is across the river from Lexington to Madison Co. We went down under the interstate and crossed the little bridge and then back up the other side.
People tried for days beforehand to convince us that it was a bad idea and we would either be begging for a ride up the hill or get ran over by a car. Once people started trying to tell me it was a bad idea my mind was made up and there was no going back. Your brain quite likely isn’t wired like mine. You may be a lot more rational than I am. That quote to you may mean nothing. Well I figure the best way to put a quote up that will strike a nerve with lots of readers is to put lots of quotes. So I searched the internet and have posted a bunch here. Feel free to use them however you wish.
If God invented marathons to keep people from doing anything more stupid, the triathlon must have taken Him completely by surprize.
– P. Z. Pearce
I would sooner be prime minister of the moon than run another marathon. I’ve been really lucky. I didn’t have any toenails fall off or anything disgusting like that. I still have all three nipples.
– Ryan Reynolds
We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
– Will Rogers
It’s unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.
– Mike Royko
I don’t think jogging is healthy, especially morning jogging. If morning joggers knew how tempting they looked to morning motorists, they would stay home and do sit-ups.
– Rita Rudner
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
– Frank Shorter
If you start to feel good during an ultra, don’t worry, you will get over it.
– Gene Thibeault
The faster you run, the faster you’re done.
– Steve Tiefenthaler
It hurts real bad, yet they say that it’s good for you.
– Tom Tiefenthaler
It hurts up to a point and then it doesn’t get any worse.
– Ann Trason
I love running cross country….On a track, I feel like a hamster.
– Robin Williams
Jogging is for people who aren’t intelligent enough to watch television.
– Victoria Wood
Marathon runners with bad shoes suffer the agony of de feet.
I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street.
– Neil Armstrong
My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.
– Milton Berle
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
– Erma Bombeck
There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.
– Bill Bowerman
I think people can handle 150 to 200 miles a week. But something has to give somewhere. If he’s a student, how’s he going to study? He may be at the age of chasing and courtship, and that’s an important form of sport and recreation, too.
– Bill Bowerman
I’ve always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
– Sebastian Coe
Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.
– Jumbo Elliott
I’m going to go out a winner if I have to find a high school race to win my last race.
– Johnny Gray
Life is short… running makes it seem longer.
– Baron Hansen
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.
– William James
The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back.
– Franklin Jones
If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn’t run hard enough.
– Steve Jones
Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, “Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?”
– Peter Maher