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Everything I Know About Running I Learned from Star Wars

Posted Jun 23 2009 6:54pm

Turhan Jordan of the Wilmington Running Examiner posted a column titled “ Star Wars Can Teach Runners ” that uses Yoda’s most banal pronouncements to illustrate a point. But that’s not to say it was a bad idea. In fact, many lines of dialogue from the 1977 movie directly relate to marathon running:

Don’t get cocky.

Stay on target!

Loosen up!

It’s all such a long way from here.

Move along… move along.

I have a very bad feeling about this.

We seem to be made to suffer. It’s our lot in life.

We’re doomed.

This is *not* gonna work.

No reward is worth this.

It’s not over yet.

Screaming about it can’t help you.

Your powers are weak, old man.

We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness.

Q: Is there anything I can do? A: Not unless you can alter time. 

One thing’s for sure, we’re all gonna be a lot thinner.

It could be worse… It’s worse.

Help! I think I’m melting!

I got a problem here. I can hold it. No, I’m all right… aaahhh! [ Explodes in a ball of fire ]

Easy? You call that easy?

I told you I’d make it someday.

You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.

This will be a day long remembered.


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