We’re not born running up mountains. Most of us don’t even figure out we’re capable of such a feat until later in life. Along the way, we make a lot of mistakes. Some of us even hit rock bottom. And then we pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt, and start climbing — sometimes literally. Running is a transformative experience in mind, body and spirit for so many. It helps us face inner demons and shush the naysayers — especially when those naysayers are ourselves.
Put one foot in front of the other, no matter what. Enjoy the hilltop views, have courage in the valleys, pay attention to the bends in the road, cry when you have to, laugh when you can, be helpful to others, share your joys as well as your sorrows, and remember that God created you for a purpose.
Running for office is similar to being a trial lawyer in a very long trial. It requires adrenaline and stamina; it requires being in shape mentally and emotionally. It's a marathon.
When I went to the starting line of the 1976 Olympic marathon in Montreal, it was with the unsettling conviction that some of my competitors were cheaters.
I ran a 100-mile marathon, and I was powered by coconut water.
Marathon running, for me, was the most controlled test of mettle that I could ever think of. It's you against Darwin.
I used to carbo load. But then I ran my first marathon, actually on a whim. All I could think of was that I needed protein. I remember going to the grocery store and buying one of those roasted chickens. I remember downing a bunch of that and, yes, I had some carbs, but that's what I felt I needed.
Playing a three-hour Rush show is like running a marathon while solving equations.
I love watching 'Twilight Zone.' New Year's Eve they do the marathon; I watch it every year.
Marathon runners set explicit goals.
Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint.
In some respects, progressing through life is like running a marathon.
Our favorite: a former garbage dump converted into a riverside park. I first ran there more than 30 years ago when a marathon passed through this park that later became home to Pre's Trail.
When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.
Judging a child taking his first steps for not being able to run a marathon is shortsighted.
The music for 'The Last Five Years' is like running a 26-mile marathon, and singing Sondheim is like ballroom-dancing up Everest.
Life is a marathon, not a sprint. It's about taking a bigger-picture approach.
I would honestly say I'm in the turtle's race. My journey is a marathon.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev is telling no tales. The older of the two brothers who committed the Boston Marathon bombings was likely the one who planned the attack, but when he died in a shootout with police just days after the blasts, his thoughts and motivations vanished with him.