Friday, December 5, 2008

A thought to take you into the weekend.

I picked up the November issue of Runners World from the library the other day (I'm always way behind, it's really just the story of my life.) and Ho! Ho! Ho! what a jam-packed issue. There's the whole green section, some tasty sounding recipes, the Newbie Chronicles (which I'm really enjoying) and one simple sentence about running that practically jumped off the page. I've been thinking about it ever since I read it. Well, since I read it and re-read it and re-read it again.

"If movement is a sign of life and stillness is death, running is an example of life most fully lived. It's beautiful." -- British artist, Martin Creed*.
Right on, Marty!

I think that's true. I think running really is "an example of life most full lived." After all, when you run you are doing something -- you aren't watching life pass by, you are being active. You are living. Your entire body is engaged when you run, including your mind.

I could go on but you've heard me praising running enough lately. What do you think?

Have a great weekend, everyone. I hope you have plenty of opportunity to fully live.

Oh! And to those of you who are running this weekend, I wish you ideal conditions, fresh legs and a strong will.

*Creed's exhibit at the Tate museum in London features sprinters running in a gallery for eight hours a day. Pretty cool, huh?

11 comments:

SeaBreeze said...

Thanks for the warm wishes. I suspect tomorrow will be a rough one here.

Chic Runner said...

ha ha ha, HOHOHO! it was jammed packed had me laughing so hard, i don't know why :)

The Running Knitter said...

I'd have to say that I agree with you about running. :)

Marci said...

Very true, that's exactly how I feel about running and life!

*aron* said...

such an awesome quote!!! thanks for sharing :)

looks like we are going to have perfect weather so i hope the legs and the will come along too :)

ECrunnergirl said...

Oh my gosh..I can't believe I missed that quote in RW!! That is a great one and if running is living than I am FULLY alive!!! Great post!

J said...

I need to pick up the runners world mag too! I just devour those! They are so awesome and I feel like reading them once is not enough to get every juicy detail out!

D10 said...

I think that is such a true comment. I really like it. Have a great weekend.

RunToFinish said...

I had a burning passion for running that dimmed some with my injury this summer, but the great enthusiasm lately has gotten me going again.

Melanie said...

I really like that quote. Just stumbled across your blog, and wanted to say hello. :) Have a great wknd.

BeachRunner said...

Indeed. Right on!!

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