"I started the Boston Marathon as a 20-year-old girl, and came out the other end a grown woman."
"It has been said that the love of the chase is an inherent delight in man—a relic of an instinctive passion."
"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts."
"Don’t worry, everyone slows over time."
"There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman."
—Groundskeeper Willy, from The Simpsons
"Speed is sex ... distance is love."
—David Blaike, Canadian ultrarunner
"Gazelles run when they’re pregnant. Why should it be any different for women??"
—Joan Ullyot, M.D.
"I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run."
"Run softly by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head."
—Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
"They were the lightest shoes I could find."
—Ron Hill, elite British long-distance runner, on why he ran barefoot
"People [say to] me after a race, 'I get so many blisters from shoes, if I run barefoot, it’s going to be worse.' And I say, 'Well that’s why I stopped wearing shoes because I got tired of getting blisters.'"
—Ken Bob Saxton, aka “Barefoot Ken Bob,” has run 76 marathons, 75 of them shoeless, since 1997
"The mile has all the elements of drama."
"Anything worth doing is going to be difficult."
—Fauja Singh, 100 years old, after finishing the 2011 Toronto Marathon in 8:25
"One cannot run away from his behind."
SubtitleAdvice and Inspiration for the Open Road
AuthorEdited by Bill Katovsky
Published5 June 2012
Dimensions4.75 x 5.50in.