Quotes We Live By

“If you want to run faster, run faster.” — Douglas James Bracken

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about a struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.” — Amby Burfoot

“We run because it makes us feel like winners, no matter how slow or how fast we go.” — Florence Griffith Joyner

Do not underestimate the intimacy of running, and the people with whom you share your miles.” — Kristin Armstrong

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day.
It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?’ ” 
— Peter Maher

“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.” — Alberto Salazar

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

“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” — Steve Prefontaine

“The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.
— George Sheehan

“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 acheivement.” — Steve Prefontaine

“In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the second half, don’t be a wimp.” Scott Douglas

“The most powerful lesson you can learn in running? You’re capable of much more than you think.” — Amby Burfoot

“Relish the bad training runs. Without them, it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.” — Pat Teske

“There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul.”
— Kristin Armstrong

“Training for a marathon started out as a life-list thing, and turned into a lifestyle.” — Mike Post

“Valor lives in the honest attempt at the seemingly impossible, not in attainment of whatever sort.”Ian Belknap

“Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach.”George Sheehan



3 thoughts on “Quotes We Live By

  1. Here’s one from Henry Ford that a friend gave to me: Whether you think you can or weather you think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Running is 90% mental, you just have to make up your mind that you can do it, that you can achieve what ever goal you set for your self.


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  3. Love these comments – they’ve provided some much needed fitspiration! Thanks 🙂


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