Metaphors are powerful - and in this case powerfully stupid.
Yes, for decades we have been expected to run, run, run without a moment's thought about where the finishing line is. Rule Number 1: Don't start running until you know hjow far way the finishing line is - otherwise how will you know what you need to do to pace yourself?
Forget about those who have stopped running. What about the poor, tired fools who never stopped running? ...Like my dear now deceased grandparents who spent their whole adult lives running, running, running, running, running...oh, until they literally reached old age when they had the temerity to keel over and die. Damn: despite decades of running, they still never even made the finishing line.