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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Motivation Monday

I hope everyone had Great Runs this weekend.  Did anyone finish a race this weekend?  High Five!  And for you folks putting in over 10 miles on a run… Awesome!  And those taking in a well deserved rest day… Thumbs Up!

Motivation Monday hmmmm What does that mean?  Well, every Monday I will post some motivational and inspirations quotes to get us all through the week.  How does that sound?       Away we go….

Motivation Monday

 "Running isn't about winning or losing, it's neither about glory or achievement, it's all about not quitting."
Ben Vachon  
In achieving your goals, you may run into roadblocks. Don't let that stop you, go around, over, or under. If you are committed to your goal you will find a way.
Catherine Pulsifer

I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds.
Run the first part with your head,
the middle part with your personality,
and the last part with your heart.
-Mike Fanelli

"We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves...The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, 'You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.' The human spirit is indomitable."Sir Roger Bannister
"Just remember – right, left, right, left....repeat."
Jordan F   

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It Knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle -
When the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
Afican Proverb

Run hard, be strong, think big!
Percy Cerutty

The five S's of sports training are: Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit;
but the greatest of these is Spirit.
Ken Doherty

Believe in yourself, know yourself, deny yourself, and be humble.
John Treacy

The perfect run - The wind at your back, the sun in front of you, and your friend by your side.
Aaron Douglas Trimble

The marathon's about being in contention over the last 10K. That's when it's about what you have in your core. You have run all the strength, all the superficial fitness out of yourself, and it really comes down to what's left inside you. To be able to draw deep and pull something out of yourself is one of the most tremendous things about the marathon.
Rob de Castella

If your going to run, Run Half Crazy

Happy Running and have a Fabulous Week!!!



Anonymous said...

Love these quotes! I especially love the last one about the last 10km of a marathon. So true.

Anonymous said...

I can't decide which one is my favorite. I love them all!

Michelle said...

I love quotes and these are some great ones!

coach dion said...

Ran a 10km race and did a long run of just over 13miles... and was full of smiles

Just sorry I don't have any other quotes for you...

Rose said...

"Run half crazy" is the best of all these quotes!

And I really should have a costume post. Ooooh, I have a good reason for it today...*ponders*

Penny said...

Thanks, you made my day. I loved all the quotes. As I was reading each one I could see myself in one of the races I have ran. It brought back some great memories.

Katie said...

I love Percy Cerruty quotes :)

And I had a shirt in HS with the gazelle quote, but I lost it :(