Sunday, March 13, 2005

"Winning is never having to say, I quit."

The latest post by Joe Henderson offers more insight from the legendary Dr. George Sheehan. Although Doc passed away a fair while ago, his wisdom still speaks. While I am not a huge fan of Henderson's writing, he was good friends with the Doc, and some times shares things we cannot always get from Sheehan's long list of writings.

Here are two from Henderson's post 562:

1) One of the last races George ran was the Crim 10-mile in Michigan. He ran along in last place with another man, a younger one who was injured. That runner turned to George and complained, "You know, Doc, we used to be good."

George came right back with, "We're as good as we ever were. We're doing the best we can with what we have. You have an injury, and I have an illness. But we're still out here, giving our all. No one can do more, or should do less..."

2) "Winning is never having to say I quit."

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