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Fridays with Frank: Marathon Quotes

One of the things I have done all through my marathon experience is to listen for things people say, I have created quite a list. Here are a few of them I have actually heard, with where they happened.

1. Volunteer: You’ll have to back out and go to the other parking lot because this one is full.

Runner in car: Where is the other parking lot?

Volunteer: I don’t know.

-Valley of Fire

2. Well, you may have beat me, but at least I don’t feel like I’m going to throw up now.

-St. George

3. We need to shake the door to this porta-potty and scare the crap out of them.

-Deseret news

4. No, I’ll never volunteer again. The runners drip sweat all over you while you’re trying to get the chip off of their shoe.

-Deseret News

5. I passed out 100 yards before the finish line. Do you think they’re going to disqualify me?


6. From the bus driver: So do I wait here until you finish?


7. I saw a guy eat a mouthful of Vaseline because he thought it was Gel. Probably caused him some other problems about 8 hours later too.

-Top of Utah

8. No Dorothy, we’re not in San Diego anymore

-St. George

9. I know what I’m stepping in

-Antelope Island (Buffalo run) 50K

10. The hotel you’re staying at is where the county houses indigent people.

-Valley of Fire

#FridayswithFrank #DusktoDawnRelay #SeizetheNight


Frank has run 103 marathons and 3 ultras. He considers any exercise that is not running to be a waste of time. His running music of choice is Nightwish, though he is also a huge fan of Cher. Frank currently lives with his wife in West Jordan, Utah.

Race Directors Note: Frank is a good personal friend that I have known for many years. We currently run together on a weekly basis, and I have run several marathons with him. Through these many interactions I have heard many of the stories that we are sharing on this blog, and I thought it was about time for the rest of the world to hear them. So I hope you all enjoy Fridays with Frank.


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