Sunday, August 17, 2008

Interesting quote

I found this quote on a runners website. And while reading it, I could relate it to endurance riding. Or even just those long days of trail riding where we might explore 30 miles of country just for kicks and giggles while most people watch TV or play video games.
I always feel as though riding cleanses my soul and the presence of my horse is all I need to enjoy a few moments of time.
Enjoy the quote, perhaps it will have special meaning for you too.

"Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense.The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms oftheir being -- a call that asks who they are ..."- David Blaikie

1 comment:

Tamara of In the Night Farm said...

That's a beautiful quote, Karen. I'll have to add it to my collection. Thanks for sharing. :-)