Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
All I do is keep on running in my own cozy, homemade void, my own nostalgic silence. And this is a pretty wonderful thing. No matter what anybody else says.
The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
Winning isn't everything. Wanting to is.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart.
Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion.
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.
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
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.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.
When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less.
Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired and not expecting instant results.
Like running trying to live a good life has to hurt a little bit, or we're not running hard enough, not really trying.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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