Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
In the spring or warmer weather when the snow thaws in the woods the tracks of winter reappear on slender pedestals and the snow reveals in palimpsest old buried wanderings, struggles, scenes of death. Tales of winter brought to light again like time turned back upon itself.
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.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that.
The first thing a hurdler learns is how to fall.
Hope and change? We're not doing that anymore. They're doing attack and blame. And so, I just think people are going to see through this. They want real leadership. They want us to get this country on the right track.
Few of us know what we are capable of doing... we have never pushed ourselves hard enough to find out. Alfred
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
All top international athletes wake up in the morning feeling tired and go to bed feeling very tired.
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.
Good things come slow, especially in distance running.
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.
Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.
I don't train. I just run my 3-15 miles a day.
You must see yourself run the race over and over, time and time again. You must put yourself in critical positions and see how you would react in those positions before the race so when and if they do happen, the feedback is automatic.
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.
Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
And my only rule being if when I wake in the morning I'm looking forward to the things that I have to do that day, then I'm on the right track.
When you envision yourself doing something, you'll be surprised at how much that helps you to actually do it.
The art form is to become one with the hurdle, to make it your friend, and I embraced that process.
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