Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I have come to accept that, in common with a good number of runners, I share the emotional and personality traits that William Sheldon (1945) ascribed to those whom he called ectomorphs and whose body resembles those of distance runners... a love of privacy, an overwhelming desire for solitude, an inability to relax and talk in company, an overconcern with physical health; typical patterns of mental behavior that include daydreaming, absentmindedness, procrastination and an inability to make decisions... The ectomorph's eternal quest is to understand the riddles of life. If you ask the people closest to me, they'll tell you that sums it up pretty well. Additional info can be found in the tomes of Stoic philosophy or the lyrics to Weezer's song "Pork and Beans" ;-)

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