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

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Determination

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

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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





Only as much as I dream can I be.

6 08 2011

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.”  Karen Ravn quotes





I want to win in a way that inspires others

6 08 2011

‎”I’m not just racing for myself. I’m racing for a cause, for women in sport, to spread awareness and inspire and encourage people. I don’t just want to win. I want to win in a manner that affects change but in a way that shows my passion and my love and inspires others.” – Chrissie Wellington





Stronger between the ears

6 08 2011

‎”People don’t win because they’re physically stronger. It’s because they’re stronger between the ears.” Alex Shaffer, American alpine skier