Kara Goucher: Running

“Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. The best thing about running is the joy it brings to life.”

~Kara Goucher

Hal Higdon: Running

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire,...

This is Hal Higdon, marathoner extraordinaire, at the Chicago Marathon Expo. I always use his training programs when preparing for a marathon, and I think actually most beginning marathoners use his training programs. Thanks, Hal! . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.

Hal Higdon, runner and author 

Kara Goucher: Running

Kara Goucher at the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Kara Goucher at the 2009 Boston Marathon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me it’s not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life.

Kara Goucher