What goes around

Does poking along this way make me seem a little unambitious? Most runners I know are always looking to increase their speed and their distance — to excel. In other aspects of my life, I show plenty of drive. Friends have urged me to try for a marathon. But no, I’m not going to try to prove anything when I run. I’m just running, and I want to keep doing it.
— John Schwartz @ NYT
Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/17/arts/17s...