When I’m out there getting my runs in, most times I can be found running alone. When the mileage is high, I am one of those runners that needs to talk herself through the miles … and it better be positive talk also, otherwise I’m doomed! Lucky for me, I’m a fairly positive person who can see more good rather than impending doom.
I am a lover of quotes and great sayings. What follows is a compilation of some of my favorite quotations and sayings that have gotten me through many miles. Feel free to comment and add your own …
I know I am only competing with myself.
I set goals and work hard to accomplish them.
I understand the power of the human will.
I know I can face whatever road lies ahead.
I am not satisfied with the status quo.
My true self shines through.
I AM A MARATHONER.
In accordance with the prophecy, I will go the distance. XXVI.II
26.2 – I am not afraid.
Ask your Doctor if getting off your ass is right for you.
The triumph of will over reason.
There will be days when I don’t know if I can run a marathon.
There will be a lifetime of knowing that I have.
Curso, ergo sum … I run, therefore, I am.
The pain is temporary. The pride is forever.
In my mind, I am a Kenyan.
Surgeon General Warning: Lack of physical activity is hazzardous to your health.
The miracle is not that I finished.
The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
– John Bingham
Make friends with pain and you will never be alone.
Time is not on your side: Out run it as long as you can.
Time is always running. Are you?
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing the things that people say we cannot do.
Training: It’s not a matter of life or death. It’s more important than that.
Always focus on what you CAN do, not what you can’t.
Define what victory means to you as individual, then proceed to measure your success by how close you come to it.
What’s lost by not trying and what’s lost by not succeeding are two VERY different things!
Trust the power within you and use it. When you don’t, that’s when fear sets in …
When your legs are tired, run with your heart.
Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start.
Good things come slow – especially in distance running. – Bill Dellinger
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage. – George S. Patton
I have met my hero, and (s)he is me. – George Sheehan
Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, “Are you going to be a whimp or are you going to be strong today?” – Peter Maher
Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
If you are going through hell … keep going … – Winston Chruchill.
All it takes is all you’ve got.
The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart. – Bill Bowerman
Games require skill. Running requires endurance, character, pride, physical strength, and mental toughness. Running is a test, not a game. A test of faith, belief, will, and trust in one’s self. So hardccore that it needs a category all to itself to define the pain. When game players criticize, it’s because they aren’t willing to understand, not because they’re stronger. Running is more than a sport, it’s a lifestyle. If you have to ask us why we run, you’ll never understand, so just accept. – Jessica Propst
Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things. – Randy Pausch
Now, if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing.
You have to make the mind run the body.
Never let the body tell the mind what to do.
The body will always give up.
It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night.
When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired …
You’ve always got to make the mind take over and keep going.
– George S. Patton
And, last, but not least … “You Got This!”