“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished, The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start”

Monday, February 21, 2011

Motivation & Giveaways

I thought I would start the week out with some Motivational Quotes to keep us all moving and motivated this week so we can knock out our miles! 

"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.
Dr. George Sheehan

"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.
Emil Zatopek

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
Steve Prefontaine

Just do it!

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.
Jesse Owens

Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running.
Sarah Condor

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.
Joan Benoit Samuelson

You feel good while you're running and you feel even better when you're finished.
Fred Lebow

A few of the Blogs that I Stalk are having Giveaways... Go check them out..

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If your going to run why not Run Half Crazy!!!


Rose said...

I love these quotes!

And, I'm pretty sure I gained 5lbs licking the raspberry dipping sauce bowl for the donuts clean. hahaha

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GREAT quotes!! Thank you :)

Christina said...

I love the quotes. The one by Jesse Owens is my favorite in your list.

Anonymous said...

Loving the quotes! I have some written down in my running log, but I can't find it..... heh...

Rose said...

I was the second youngest of 7. I have a kid brother who's totally not a kid anymore, but in my mind he'll always be 8.

Andrew Opala said...

Lot's of good motivation to start the week on! Thanks.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Love the quotes!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

The OKC half is May 1st, on a Sunday!! i will be flying back to NC that afternoon. Maybe I'll see you there!! You can do two back to back weekends! I believe in you!!=) Good luck!

Rose said...

Thin mints straight from the freezer are AWESOME.

Chris K said...

Blonde Ponyteail has some awesome chick stuff...my favorite :-)