Long Run Motivation

Long Run Motivation

I love this image. Running truly is a gift.

I’m up and ready to tackle my long run.

What are some of your favorite running sayings or quotes?

What motivates you?

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  1. Enjoy that long run Sara. I totally agree with what you said. We truly are blessed and fortunate to be able to do this. Let’s never take it for granted. Following are my favorite quotes:

    Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never dreamed ourselves to own, sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push through the obstruction.

    In order to do things You’ve never done before, you’ve got to do things you’ve never done before.

    It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

    It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

    “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”……Erma Bombeck…This actually brings tears to my eyes.

    “You have to step outside yourself, to a place where there is no pain. You go beyond the pain, to the next level, where you do things that seem impossible. There’s the spiritual part of it. You need that level of pain to get to that place; most people can’t push themselves that hard.” -Cheryl Sterns (USA 22 Times Parachuting Champion

  2. i love that! it’s so true. i have to remind myself that any time i don’t feel like running or working out in general.

  3. I JUST saw a picture of something that reminded me of why I want to run. But I of course will not be blogging about it today because it’s going to look like I’m copying off you! So I’ll give it a few days, lol… 🙂 But I love the above quote–it’s so true. Have a great run today!

  4. Wow. Thank you so much. I love this. My mother passed away unexpectedly in April and she was a runner too. She inspires me to run because she no longer can. Again, thank you for this.

  5. This is actually what I live by really:

    What’s the only thing worse than failing? Not trying.

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