Quote from Adrian Monk in Mr. Monk and the Marathon Man
Sharona: So are you gonna tell me?
Adrian Monk: What?
Sharona: Why you quit running. You said there was an incident.
Adrian Monk: Uh, ancient history.
Sharona: Come on. You know you're gonna tell me.
Adrian Monk: Okay, fine. May 2, 1974. Our high school track team. We had a great year. We made it to the All-State conference. It was the biggest day of my life. It was all tied up. It came down to the last event: The 1500 meter. Everyone was depending on me. But just before the gun, I looked down, and my laces were, you know, uneven. It was the first time that I had a problem like that in public. Never ran again.
Sharona: That must have been terrible.
Adrian Monk: I got over it.
Sharona: No, you didn't.
Adrian Monk: That's true. I didn't. Thank you.