Quote Of The Day
“Yes, I was in pain, but it was the good kind of pain, the pain that comes with a physical exertion so great that for the final miles it is as though the fingers of human experience outgrow the glove of flesh. At the end of a marathon you are pushing in such a way that neither body nor mind have the desire to continue, which allows your spirit take over.”
“It’s like you are fasting from comfort, denying yourself the most basic human need of painlessness to find a greater reward. That reward is the knowledge of what you are able to withstand. People who don’t run, who don’t engage in this feeling, are ships that have never left the harbor. We have weathered the storm, been tossed about by the waves, feared that the end would never come and are better for it.”
– Sara Crouch, the second American at the 2016 Boston Marathon (11th overall), talking about enjoying the experience of feeling pain from racing rather than injury. In her blog, Crouch explains the battle she went through just to get to the Boston start line.
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