Those who run seem to have all the fun.— Madonna from the song ”Hung Up”
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. — Jim Ryun, 1968 silver medalist in 1,500 meters
I had to do something to shake up my life and get some sense of control and trust in the world and along the way fill the hollow space. I needed to rebel against those negative forces, to scream so loud and for so long that the anger living inside me would evacuate forever. But instead of screaming, I ran. – Gail W Kislevitz (after her diagnoses with skin cancer.)
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — Henry Ford
I don’t love broccoli, and I don’t love the treadmill, but I love the way I feel when I’m healthy and strong. It empowers me in all facets of my life. So remember, that although something may not be fun in the moment, remind yourself of the ultimate reward, and allow that to motivate you through the tough times- Jillian Michaels
Never underestimate the strength of a woman. Never f#@K with one who runs 26.2 miles for fun.
Me and running don’t always see eye to eye. Some days it hurts more than others. But it doesn’t mean I don’t do it. I deal with it and I keep running because NOT EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU ALWAYS FEELS GOOD FOR YOU.
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then willpower is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter!
Consistency requires discipline. Force yourself out the door.
We runners don’t need a lot. It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance. – Dean Karnazes, ultra-marathoner
The feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
WARNING: the Surgen General didn’t say anything about not smoking the competition.
Don’t ask me why I run. Ask yourself why you don’t!
If someone invites you to run a mile with them; go for two! – Matthew 5:41 paraphrased
Don’t just do something new once and give up. Give yourself eight tries.
There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you won’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open. – JUST DO IT