• Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up

    Dean Karnazes
  • Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip

    Dean Karnazes
  • I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that

    Dean Karnazes
  • Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy

    Dean Karnazes
  • People think I'm crazy to put myself through such torture, though I would argue otherwise. Somewhere along the line we seem to have confused comfort with happiness. Dostoyevsky had it right: 'Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness.' Never are my senses more engaged than when the pain sets in. There is a magic in misery. Just ask any runner

    Dean Karnazes
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