I remember where it came from... I saw it on someone else's cross country t-shirt when I was in high school, and I pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote it down.
"Some people think it's all about pain, misery and despair, which are not to be forgotten. But it's about the pleasure. I mean, I'm not stupid. At least not that stupid."
It totally made me smile. I think that's the beautiful thing about runners. It IS about the pain, misery and despair sometimes, but it's so much more about the pleasure that running brings to us... even if it is a little stupid sometimes.
Meanwhile, I kept cards with special notes... but I definitely trashed a ton that I got where people just signed their names. Why hang on to all of those? It continues to feel good to consolidate my stuff.
I sincerely apologize that I have hardly been commenting on your blogs. I promise I'm keeping up and reading, but that's about all I have time to do right now. Keep writing, and I'll show back up in your comments soon!