If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? It’s cold? It’s snowing? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.”
author ~ Emil Zatopek ( Submitted by: Duff )
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
author ~ Steve Prefontaine ( Submitted by: Duff )
Running is always enjoyable. Sometimes, though, the joy doesn’t come until the end of the run. Keep with it!
author ~ Unknown
Hard things take time to do. Impossible things take a little longer
author ~ Percy Cerutti ( Submitted by: Duff )
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.
author ~ George Sheehan
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
author ~ Booker T. Washington
I run, not to add days to my life, but to add life to my days.
author ~ Unknown
The Marathon Race itself, is the victory lap. The real marathon is the training you do to get there.
author ~ Paul Dalton
Excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure.
author ~ Don Wilder
The miracle isn’t that I finished, it’s that I had the courage to start.
author ~ John Bingham
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
author ~ Vince Lombardi
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
author ~ Thomas Jefferson
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going
author ~ Beverly Sills
Whether you think you can’t or think you can, you’re most probably right.
author ~ Unknown Hockey Coach ( Submitted by: Rob )
“Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.”
author ~ Amos Bronson Alcott