Great sign…very motivational!
My feeling is that any day that I am too busy to run is a day that I am too busy.
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.
Most mistakes in a race are made in the first two minutes, perhaps in the very first minute.
It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
Why aren’t you signed up for the 401K? …I’d never be able to run that far.
You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.
U.S. marathon finisher total surpasses 1/2 million mark for the first time [in 2010].
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.
We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
The human body has limits. Go Find them!
If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not.
There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open.
If you see me collapse, please pause my Garmin.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
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.
I like to say, and I truly believe, that every run brings new experiences. You just don’t know what they might be until you actually do the run. That’s one of my major reasons for pushing out the front door as often as I do—the adventure of it all.
Respect the distance or the distance won’t respect you! It will eat you up, spit you out and make you beg for mercy
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.