Saturday 27 May 2017 Start time: 8:15am Distance: 11.2mi Pace: 8:03/mi   Mottos* generally rub me the wrong way, but some serve a purpose. “Cave canem,” for instance, stops idiot humans from trifling with cool dogs. “Don’t be evil,” reminds our tech overlords at Google to rule with mercy. “Work hard, play hard” is a cross-generational justification for binge drinking habits. “Just do it” has gotten hundreds of thousands of people off the couch and into Nike sneakers. My personal favorite motto is “Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional” from Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.   I had a hunch the dictionary might provide some insight into the difference between the terms ‘motto’ and ‘mantra,’ and I was…