Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.
In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
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?
Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'.
Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.