favorite quotes

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience!” ~Emily Dickinson

Running shirt on the back said… If you see me collapse, please hit ‘Pause’ on my garmin. (unknown)

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”  – Unknown

“It’s easy to take a small step. The real question – are you willing to take enough of them? When you are, anything is within your reach.” – R. Marston

“Before you rush away from this moment, take a look around and see its beauty.” R. Marston

“All it takes is all you got.” Marc Davis

“I run with my head, my heart & my guts, because physically, I don’t think I’ve got a great deal of talent or ability.” Steve Jones

“Get going. Get up and walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” ~Ron Hill

“It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.”- Adidas ad

“It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you day in and day out that makes the difference.” – Jenny Craig

“Those who say that i will lose and am finished will have to run over my body to beat me.” -Said Aouita

“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.” -George Sheehan

“If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to. ” -Emil Zatopek

“Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life – a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are. ” -Princess Diana

“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. ” -Princess Diana

“There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” – Bill Bowerman

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up and 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.” – Maurice Greene

“Somewhere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.” – Tom Fleming

“The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals.” -Hal Higdon

“I was unable to walk for a whole week after that, so much did the race take out of me. But it was the most pleasant exhaustion I have ever known.”

Emil Zatopek’s description of the Olympic Marathon win in Helsinki


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