As fair as it gets

July 29, 2012

At yesterday’s White River 50, I ran into an old friend for the first time in many years.

He’s still a pretty cynical guy, and made his usual observations about how “making the right people like you” is the essence of many jobs. But what followed was brief and eloquent.

“That’s the great thing about running,” he said. “You don’t have to please anyone. You may be the ugliest guy, or have the ugliest form, but you can line up at the start and take your best shot, just like everyone else. That’s as fair as it gets in this world.”

photo by Herb Reeves

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