“Running to him was real, the way he did it the realist thing he knew. It was all joy and woe, hard as diamond; it made him weary beyond comprehension. But it also made him free.”
-from Once A Runner, by John. L. Parker
“There was so little time to weigh this out, make ends meet.
You were a long distance runner, and I could tell by your feet.
And you had every step and change of rhythm worked out,
beat by beat.”
-‘Long Distance Runners,’ by Luke Slott