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Running Quotes

Posted Oct 15 2008 12:13am

When we were building the Lounge, one of the "must-have" spaces in the Lounge was a place to put quotes and sayings.   Both Tom and I really like have quotes and inspirational sayings, but in the past had relied on sticky notes, scribbles on the side of pages of a magazine or notebook, or even worse - belief we would remember the profound words we just read.

To keep them organized and easy to find, we added a " Quotes and Sayings " section in the Staying Motivated category in Running KnowHow.   We add quotes as we see them and hope you will as well. 

Surfing around the Lounge and blogosphere in the last week, here are a few of my favorite finds:

From Nat's Open Mic Interview:  When asked what she always runs with, her response was, "....cookies or oxygen, it is a toss up."

From the blog " Train Run Hope Cure ":   a great list of quotes and sayings, a few of my favorites:  After this, I can have a cupcake. After this, I can have a cupcake. After this, I can have a cupcake. Make that ten cupcakes. (Courtesy of her friend, Mary.)  AND  Have you hit a brick wall? Aim higher and jump over it.    She also included a link to revelsports.com which has some great quotes.

From the blog, Sportminded:   " 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." --Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ

From " NC mom on the run " came a fabulous quote from a local sports magazine:  "There's a secret, a secret that every runner knows.  I start at point 'A.' I end at point 'A.' And somewhere in between point 'A' and point 'A' is where I find ... the point."   ~Amy Kidder-Hayes

FromRunner Mom a few months ago:  "Running isn't about how far you go, but how far you've come."   -- Bart Yasso

From theOfficeDiet - a series of great quotes including:  True life is lived when tiny changes occur.  - Leo Tolstoy

FromThe Laminator's blog:  I run because I used to be envious of people that could run, and now I am that person.  -– Kendra Thompson

We are looking forward to hearing your quotes and sayings as part of Take It and Run Thursday.  And remember, you don't have to wait for a special reason, add your quotes anytime to the " Quotes and Sayings " page on the Lounge.

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