Quips & Quotes from a guy who's been around the block a few times.

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

"Listen to everyone, follow no one."

"Endurance never sleeps."

"There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness; many a runner has crossed it."

"You should not confuse your career with your life, unless running is your career."

"It doesn't matter how you do it, just get out there and do it."

"Runners don't need a lot. It is not what we have that constitutes our abundance but what we enjoy."

"The most destructive force in the universe is gossip…with chaffing coming in a close second."

"If at first you don't succeed, train harder."

"When traveling to a race, never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night."

"You've never really learned to swear until your shoelace comes undone during a race."

"Been there, run that, got the race t-shirt to prove it."

Q: "If you could go running with someone, living or dead, who would you choose?"
A: "Probably the living one."

"Follow dreams, not rules."

"Getting motivated can be tough, especially when you're not motivated."

"Never, under any circumstances, argue with a tired women. She is always right."

"In an ultramarathon, pain is sometimes the only way you know you're still alive."

"Show me a man who is content, and I will show you an underachiever."

"Instead of asking whether the glass is half-full or half-empty, better to inquire about the proof of the contents."

"No matter how distant your dreams, every second matters."

"The secret to having more is in needing less."

"Live long, run longer."

"A marathon finish is more than just something you earn, it's someone you become."

"My toughest ultra has been raising two children. At least with an ultra you know what's expected of you, the rules of engagement are clear."

"You cannot grow and expand your capabilities without running the risk of failure."

"Two things I haven't had in the past several years: a car or a job. Couldn't be happier. Come to think of it, I haven't had a haircut in quite some time either, which pleases me even futher."

"When all else fails, start running!"

"The difference between a runner and a jogger is that a jogger still has control of his life."

"If you keep chasing your dreams, one day you'll catch them."

"It doesn't matter how fast you're moving if you're going in the wrong direction."

Q: "How does it feel to be famous?"
A: "I dunno? I guess you'd have to ask someone who's famous."

"Any runner can tell you, there's magic in misery."

"You don't have to go fast, you just have to go."

"There are two types of people in this world: those that get up every morning and try the best that they can, and those that get up every morning and try the best that they can to pull down those that are trying the best that they can. Which one you gonna be?"

"There is a right way to run an ultramarathon and a wrong way to run an ultramarathon. I know, I've mastered both."

"If my toenails could talk, I'd certainly get an earful."

"To know your limitations is to move beyond them."

"I am not qualified to be me."

"The harshest critic you'll ever face is that same person you see in the mirror every morning."

"Even if you're inches away from the finish, never take success for granted."

"Some days you're a fisherman, some days you're a fish."

"Pain is in the neurons of the beholder."

"Running 100 miles nonstop is not twice as hard as running 50 miles; it's four or five times more difficult."

"The only thing standing between you and your dreams, is you."

"The secret to having more is needing less."