"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham, running speaker and writer
"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
- Steve Prefontaine
"Ask yourself: 'Can I give more?'. The answer is usually: 'Yes'."
-Paul Tergat, Kenyan professional marathoner
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.
"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate."
-John Bingham, running writer and speaker
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience another life... run a marathon.
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.