Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance — you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
~Doris Brown Heritage
Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
~Alfred A. Montapert
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~C. S. Lewis
It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.
I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t ‘ is you. And you don’t have to listen.
Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
~Thomas A. Edison
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.