"Running is a sanctuary for me. It keeps me centered. I can’t take my cell phone or my computer. I can be unavailable and completely selfish."
"The first person you have to inspire every day is yourself. Running will do that."
"When I forget who I am, I remind myself by finding my stride"
"That’s the thing about running: your greatest runs are rarely measured by racing success. They are moments in time when running allows you to see how wonderful your life is."
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."
"Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race or about how many miles you ran last week. It is, in a much more important way, about community, about appreciating all the miles run by other runners, too."