Running Wisdom… and Humor

From one of the current big names in marathon running:

I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes mental strength.

Ryan Hall


Now for some funnies* along the lines of: You Know You’re an Ultra Runner If…

  • You know the location of every 7-11, public restroom, and water fountain within a 25-mile radius of your house.
  • You run marathons for speed work.
  • You have more fanny packs and water bottles and flashlights than Imelda Marcos has shoes.
  • You visit a national park with your family and notice a thirty-mile trail connecting where you are with the place your family wants to visit next, which is a 100-mile drive away, and you think “Hmmmm”.
  • Someone asks you how long your training run is going to be and you answer “seven or eight … hours”.
  • People at work think you’re in a whole lot better shape than you think you are.
  • You actually are in a whole lot better shape than you think you are.

Hey, if you can’t laugh about it, you really might be crazy.  🙂


*Taken from


About wfig

Longtime horsewoman and hiker, occasional world traveler and professional biologist.
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1 Response to Running Wisdom… and Humor

  1. Haha says:

    Thanks for the chuckles. I really like the wisdom of embracing REST.

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