Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wakey, wakey...time to get Running

I had a heck of a time getting motivated to go running last weekend.  It may have had something to do with the weather...we had a big snow dump in Toronto and the sidewalks and streets were sloppy. A Reggae Marathon hangover also could have contributed.  The bottom line was that until I went to my trusty source of running motivation and inspiration, Gibson's Daily Run Quotes I wasn't going running.   The first two reminded me of why I keep running;  the third one got me out the door

"Don't try to rush progress. Remember– a step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction. Keep believing."
-Kara Goucher, two-time Olympian & elite marathoner

"Track and field is unique also in that you can be a 'winner' every time you compete. Not everyone wins the race, but you can improve your performance each time you perform, and when the timer's stopwatch shows you've run faster than ever before you're a 'winner' regardless of what position you finished in the race. This is a little victory. A succession of little victories is what builds a champion.

I know that every athlete I coach is not a world-class champion, but every athlete can demonstrate the 'right stuff,' that is, the character traits and training attitudes that lead to consistent improvement. If you are disciplined, if you show determination, if you persevere, if you're willing to go that extra mile—to try again—you will become the track-and-field athlete you want to be. And nothing beats getting where you want to go—regardless of how fast you got there."
-Jason-Lamont Jackson, Assistant Coach of Women's Track and Field at Seton Hall University

"You don't have to finish a marathon to be a runner. There are lots of great runners who never run 26.2 miles. A runner is someone who runs; it's that simple—and that grand. Be that someone. Be yourself. Be your own runner, whether the challenge is four times around the junior high school track or qualifying and running in the Boston Marathon."
-Amby Burfoot, Runner's World Complete Book of Running

These and other motivational and inspirational running quotes can be found on their Facebook page, Gibson's Daily Running Quotes.  

Until next time...

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