Wednesday, June 6, 2012

National Running Day!

In honor of national running day I decided to share some of my favorite running quotes. Pretty much all of them came from Runner's World quotes I get in my email, and they're all from different people (not me). Tonight I'm going to run between four and six miles- maybe I'll try to find someone too run with to make it more fun! If you're a runner, if you've always wanted to be or even if you hate it- today is the day to give it a run :) Enjoy!!

*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.*

*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.*

*Once you are a runner, it's always there in the back of your head.*

*Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up*

*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 day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate*

*When people ask me why I run, I tell them, there's not really a reason, it's just the adrenalin when you start, and the feeling when you cross that finish line, and know that you are a winner no matter what place you got.*

*Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.*

*With a body made joyous through movement, the mind is able to relax. With mind/body balance, we can take the power of feeling good and generate compassion*

There is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving.

*Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run*

*If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.*

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