Eureka moments of genius are common to runners. They happen mid-run as a result of fatigue, high endorphins, low cortisol, self-righteousness, and a groovy "one-with-naturedness" that would make Ralph Waldo Emerson envious. However, like shooting stars, these epic revelations often fade to black moments later.
- Health insurance would be so much cheaper if everybody did what I'm doing.
- I really need to get one of those rain buckets, and maybe raise some chickens too.
- Damn you, diesel-belching trucks that pollute the air! I'm trying to breathe.
- An Ironman finish would be spectacular; I just need to learn how to swim for miles.
- I can live without cable. No, I can't. Yes, I can.
- Dogs really are man's best friend -- except that one...
- Wouldn't it be nice if these roads had running lanes made of wood chips?
- Will running help me enjoy a longer life or just enjoy being alive?
- We should really make a decision on kilometers vs. miles.
- I wonder if I'm missing something in a place that I'll never visit?
- There must be other life forms running on other planets.
- People should be OK with other people drinking from their garden hose.
- I could calculate my distance using these mile markers if I started where the road began.
- I can totally wear tights without shorts in the winter
- Just saw a wild turkey limping across the road with a broken foot... Nature's a bitch.
- A hill is just a flat road at an angle, so get over it. Literally.
- If our knees bent the other way, I bet my quads would be tight all the time.
- I wonder if I could reuse the salt on my skin? Nah, that'd be gross.
- We should go somewhere at some point in the future and do something awesome. Definitely.
- I'm so tired and thirsty. These people trapped in cars don't know what they're missing.
- If a runner poops in the trees and nobody sees him, did it really happen?
What "eureka moments" have you had? Share your thoughts in the comments.