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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Running down woolly mammoths was a bitch

I found this quote on a fellow runner's blog, which originally appeared in a Running Times magazine ad.

"If you ran without sacrifice, congratulations. You just jogged. Running hurts. It always has. Woolly mammoths didn't just roll over onto a plate and serve themselves up to prehistoric man with fries and a shake. They had to be caught - and running down woolly mammoths was a bitch. Guess what? Running is still a bitch. But one with a purpose. It teaches us that good things do not come easy. It teaches us that we are capable of more than we think. It teaches us that hard work will be rewarded and laziness will be punished. Don't expect to learn those life lessons from running's shiftless stepchild, jogging. Next time you suffer on the roads or trails, suffer proudly. It means you run like an animal."

I fell in love with it and found it inspiring.

It goes well with what I experienced this past Saturday, and I'll remember it as the miles pile up in the weeks ahead.

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