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I ran as hard as I could

13 09 2011

I ran as hard as I could. In fact, I hobbled past two people in the last two laps. I was 13th, and way off a PR, but I hit the goal I had set for myself. I absolutely never gave up in the race. Kara Goucher on her performance at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea

Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason

30 08 2011

“Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” Tim Noakes, author of Lore of Running


30 08 2011

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

What a great gift it is each day of life

26 08 2011

I was thinking when I woke up this morning what a great gift it is each day of life to see the beautiful day and when I was out running this morning, how I need to cherish and truly treasure all that is wonderful in life and tell all I love how loved, dear, and important they are because every day is sacred and precious.

Love yourself, for who and what you are

23 08 2011

“Love yourself, for who and what you are; protect your dream and develop your talent to the fullest extent.” Joan Benoit Samuelson


19 08 2011

“The road to real achievement is usually bumpy and long, but you do not give up.  You may have setbacks.  You may have to start over.  You may have to change your method.  You may have to go around, or over, or under.  You may have to back up and get another start.  But you do not quit.  You stay the course.” – John Wooden

Motivation is the driving force

17 08 2011

“Motivation is the driving force that propels individuals to the pinnacle. The more motivation you can muster, the faster and more effectively you will reach your goals. Without enough motivation you will mot likely make any big strides toward the life that you truly desire. Self motivation is a trait that can be seen in all successful individuals, and anyone who wants to do more with their life needs to begin learning how to add more motivation.”

Highest reward for a man’s toil

17 08 2011

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.” John Ruskin

Running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other

9 08 2011

“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.” Joan Benoit Samuelson