I was reading an article on Wired.com about a (clearly insane) guy who does things like run 350 miles without sleeping, run 199-mile relay race against 8 other 12-man teams by himself, run 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days (and then run from New York home to San Francisco as an encore), and that sort of thing. He also ran in the first (and only) marathon to the South Pole.

Anyway, he mentioned a quote by one of his running partners that I found particularly inspiring:

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!"


Unfortunately no attribution is possible as he didn't mention the guy's name, but I really like that.

Dylan says:

That's an awesome quote. Thanks for sharing! I really like it too.

CJO says:

I read the same article in the print version. I know what you mean. I've run a few races over the last year and this guy is my idol.

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