Quote Of The Day
“I can honestly say it was not until I let go of my blind desires that I saw the elite mindset I once craved was ill-found(ed). I watched runners I ran with whine, ‘Woe is me, I deserve a sponsorship. I am the greatest thing since sliced bread.’ The interviews I watched after elite races were no longer a means of celebrity gossip to me.
I can no longer listen to these interviews. I cringe at the outright narcissism I find in their interviews. …
However, there are sparks of runners out there that are quite insightful. As I watch 9/10 of elites bicker … errr, ‘discuss’ their situation about not getting enough pay and literally living off their parents (you’d be shocked at how common this is), having no religious affiliation or true faith in anything, or even the slightest desire to broaden themselves, I can see their life is at a dead end.
That was going to be my dead end. Was I lucky for getting injured?”
– Former Oklahoma and Oklahoma State runner Clay Mayes III (14:16 PR) blogging about how getting injured has made him realize how narcissistic many elites are.
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