Sunday, January 30, 2005

Five Reasons to Run Fifty Miles

EXCLUSIVITY: "Any idiot can run a marathon, but it takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultra."

TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE: "If we didn't run these, how would we ever know how far we could go?"

EXISTENTIALISM: "To those who know, no explanation is necessary; to those who do not, no explanation will suffice."

TO LIVE LONGER (OR AT LEAST FEEL THAT WAY): "Some folks complain that life passes too quickly. Not in an ultra."

ANATOMICAL AESTHETICS: "Your feet look better without toenails."

(Runner's World, February 2005, p. 65)

Existentialism? Looks like I have to write a post on popular misconceptions of philosophy.