Category Archive: running and being

Inevitable

“When all is said and done, it is not the sum of the consecutive days run which will add one jot to the meaning of one’s life. Indeed, it matters not whether one… Continue reading

Running & Seeing

Running & Seeing by Patrick Reed “Anything can make us look… Only art makes us see.” ~Archibald MacLeish The final chapter in Dr. George Sheehan’s classic running book Running & Being: The Total… Continue reading

Running & Racing

Running & Racing by Patrick Reed “Don’t you know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. Run in such a way as to get the prize.”… Continue reading

Running & Suffering

Running & Suffering by Patrick Reed Legendary Ultra runner Scott Jurek, who won the Western States 100 a record 7 consecutive times, wrote on multiple occasions in his excellent memoir Eat & Run of… Continue reading

Running & Healing

Running & Healing by Patrick Reed Oh, where to start! When I ran down the list of chapter headings from George Sheehan’s Running & Being just now and landed upon… “Chapter 11: Healing,”… Continue reading

Training

Training by Patrick Reed Do we train to race or race to train?? I would have to say that I find almost boundless motivation from anticipating a race day. In recent months and… Continue reading

Running & Running

Running & Running by  Patrick Reed You’ve been there, no doubt. We runners have all been there. Out on the interminable roads, the horizon a heartbreak away — endless vistas, scorching (or frozen, wind-swept)… Continue reading

Excelling

Running & Excelling by Patrick Reed “First off, what is the Run5kaday regimen: simply that you commit to running at least 5 kilometers every day without fail for a specific duration of days.… Continue reading

Running & Learning

Running & Learning by Patrick Reed I push forward – as in a marathon itself – through Dr. Sheehan’s headings for his chapters in Running & Being. I am pushing to find my… Continue reading

Running & Playing

Patrick Reed and Luis Escobar after the SLO Marathon 2013 Running & Playing by Patrick Reed How fitting that Dr. George Sheehan’s fifth chapter in Running & Being* is entitled Playing. After all,… Continue reading