For years I have read countless quotes about the life lessons learned from running, many of which I can relate to. Yesterday however, I read a quote which truly struck a chord with me - I thought to myself "this is why I love running so much". INDEPENDENCE = FREEDOM. The following quote is from the May 2010 page of the Runner’s World calendar:
"Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of the runner."
– Noel Carroll