CNN: What do you tell people when they ask you why you run?
Finn: I usually shrug and say I don’t know — because unless you also run, it’s hard for me to explain why I do it. It’s like trying to describe the taste of a strawberry to someone who has never eaten one. It’s much better to give them a strawberry to taste. But if pushed, I’ll say it makes me feel happy, strong and alive. Not too many things can achieve that so easily.
— from CNN interview with long-distance runner Adharanand Finn. Read the whole interview here. (Thanks to my friend Gab for pointing me to this great quote.)
Smacked the pavement again on an evening run (did the same thing in November). Clutched my knees for a minute or so, then got back up and kept running. The least I could do after a day like yesterday. I thought of Boston the whole time.
~ Sunday, April 14 ~
A little birthday celebration at Rosebud Steakhouse. I had salmon, Mike had steak. After dinner we got a nightcap down the street at The Drake Hotel. I didn’t want the night to end!