Insight increases invulnerability.

There’s something almost magical about running long distances (especially solo) that gives a person a new perspective on life priorities. Solititude and repetitive rhythm of one’s own pace seem to lead to deeper reflections than the constant chaos and crunches of daily life.

When we step out in sneakers to sweat it out for a significant number of miles, we stop sweating the stupid stresses that have been dogging us.

OK, that’s the lead-in for today’s “Running Quotes by Non-Runners” pick:

“Don’t sweat the petty things, and don’t pet the sweaty things.” George Carlin (1937-2008)

I might beg to differ on the “don’t pet the sweaty things” part. I often run with two dogs tied to my belt. And I do pet them along the way, especially when we stop for traffic lights and busy street crossings.

Hey, sweaty is sweaty. If I’m already gamey from a spirited run, what harm is a little eau de doggy sweat gonna do?
Title image created by this user with public domain art.
Quotation Graphic created by this user with public domain photo.

diet, endurance, exercise, friends, funny, health, humor, inspiration, marathon, memoirs, mileage, quotations, race day, weight loss, winter running, women

Feel free to follow on GooglePlus and Twitter. Please visit my Amazon author page as well. And I am happy to share my RUNDERDOG ambassador code for 10% off on Bondi Band Athletic Headbands, Accessories, and Fashions. (Simply enter the code at online checkout.).

1 comment:

  1. George Carlin was a genius with wordplay. This is a great quote.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...