Had to share ….

I read this last night in Caleb Daniloff’s Running Ransom Road and had to share it with everyone. It is so wise and wonderful, and true.

“But a marathon regulated things, taught me humility. For these four-some hours, I was confined to my body,to who I was, not who I wanted to be, or pretended to be. There was no bullshitting 26.2 miles.”

Isn’t that just so true that it almost makes you shiver? I think I’m going to print it out and hang it on my wall.

And later, Daniloff wrote this:

“Every time I run, I’m having a conversation with my purest self, my moral inventory on full display. Running is a state of being more than a sport, a way of life.”

Yes, yes, yes! This is totally why I run, not for sport or time or competition as much as for the state of being I find myself in while running, and after running.

P.S. I think I love you a little bit, Caleb Daniloff.

My moral inventory on full display, on the Lost Lake Trail in Seward.

2 thoughts on “Had to share ….

  1. Cinthia

    Wow, thanks so, so much for reading my book, Christa! That is so cool. Glad you enjoyed. Happy running and reading and living. (P.S. I tweeted your birthday cake all over, hee, hee. Was so impressed with it. I totally want one.) Big hugs,


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