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    • “As a kid, you’re taught to feel remorse when you break the rules.

      You’re supposed to apologize. I think that’s true most of the time. But this? If I had the choice, I’d go back and do it again.

      I had showed up — uninvited — to the 16th running of the Western Hemisphere Marathon, an all-men’s event. I had run with the men for 26.2 miles. By the end, I had become the first woman to finish an organized marathon in the United States.”

      We should use fitness activities or platforms to promote change in our world.

    • It's a funny thing, breaking the rules. I am and always have been obsessed with entrepreneurs and how some of them become Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. I think the most powerful argument is the one Steve made: only the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world do.

      But I worked for him for a couple of years and rule-breaking had its downsides. He had two Porche 911s, the original, loud, air-cooled versions, in black of course. You didn't want to go to lunch with Steve or to a meeting where he drove. He had no plates on the cars because they were taken away. He had no driver's license, it was taken away. And he drove—I am not making this up—more than 100 mph routinely down highway 101, so you would get terrified and sick. That's why his plates and license were taken away.

      He always felt he was above all the rules.

    • No change ever came from someone satisfied by the status quo. I heard that in a Tom Clancy commencement speech over twenty years ago and it still rings true.