battling to maintain the delicate balance between hyperfitness and physical collapse.
- Megan Liberman on ultra running
Pain is a wonderfl thing and now I was feeling wonderful, really wonderful!!!
- Unknow trail runner describing the final pitch to the summit durring the Mt Baldy Run-to-the-Top race
Is this level of athletic competition the ultimate distraction from real life? Or is it a form of prayer?
- Norah Vincent on the Olympics
The duration of an athletic contest is relatively short, while the
training for it may take many weeks of arduous work and continuous
exercise of self-effort. The real value of sport is not the actual
game played in the limelight of applause but the hours of dogged
determination and self-discipline carried out alone, imposed and
supervised by an exacting conscience. The applause soon dies away, the
prize is left behind, but the character you build is yours forever.
Unfortunately I have so many irons on the fire at the moment that there is practically no fire.
- Groucho Marx
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect
has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei