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.
Be sincere in your thoughts, Be pure in your feelings. You will not have to run after happiness. Happiness will run after you.
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
I run because long after my footprints fade away, maybe I will have inspired a few to reject the easy path, hit the trails, put one foot in front of the other, and come to the same conclusion I did: I run because it always takes me where I want to go.
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.
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.
In running it is man against himself, the cruelest of opponents. The other runners are not the real enemies. His adversary lies within him, in his ability with brain and heart to master himself and his emotions.
Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.
Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life
There is something about the ritual of the race - putting on the number, lining up, being timed - that brings out the best in us.
A runner must run with dreams in his heart.
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating.
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.
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion.
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.
I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought.
If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not.
Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant.
Nobody run off with her,” Roscoe said. "She just run off with herself, I guess.
Running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.
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