I have my whole office set-up at waist level; I don't sit at all during the day. Sitting, to me, is the devil.

- Dean Karnazes

I eat nothing that's processed or refined - no high-fructose corn syrup, no sugar, no trans-fats. I eat a lot of fish and monounsaturated fats from olives, olive oil and nuts. A lot of organic, fresh fruits and vegetables. No bread. No gluten. No wheat. No rice.

- Dean Karnazes

Running is a simple, primitive act, and therein lays its power. For it is one of the few commonalities left between us as a human race.

- Dean Karnazes

To an extreme athlete, there's a certain appeal to doing extreme things - seeking the most extreme physical challenges in some of the most extreme climates in the world. Testing and expanding the limits of human endurance is kind of my thing.

- Dean Karnazes

Toeing the starting line of a marathon, regardless of the language you speak, the God you worship or the color of your skin, we all stand as equal. Perhaps the world would be a better place if more people ran.

- Dean Karnazes

Personally, I don't stretch, I don't get massages. Maybe massages would be useful, but I just don't have the time for it.

- Dean Karnazes

During holiday parties when people used to ask me what I did for a living, I would tell them I sold resort timeshares. That was an effective conversational nonstarter, until I met someone that actually did sell resort timeshares.

- Dean Karnazes

If you just go out there and run 100 miles, it breaks down a lot of barriers in terms of self-imposed limitations.

- Dean Karnazes

Adventure books are my personal favorites. 'The Endurance,' a story about Ernest Shackleton's legendary Antarctica expedition, or 'Into Thin Air,' Jon Krakauer's personal account of the 1996 disaster on Mt Everest, are two notables.

- Dean Karnazes

I love surfing, rock climbing, cycling - all that stuff. But it's just amazing that I can inspire people with my running. It's humbling, really.

- Dean Karnazes