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.
Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.
Be sincere in your thoughts, Be pure in your feelings. You will not have to run after happiness. Happiness will run after you.
Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest.
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.
Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself
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.
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.
You don't run 26 miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe.
Methinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow.
A runners creed: I will win; if I cannot win, I shall be second; if I cannot be second, I shall be third; if I cannot place at all, I shall still do my best.
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.
There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year.... But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child.
If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy.
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.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.
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 advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability -- consistency, a sane approach, moderation and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.
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.
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
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