"If I ain’t the greatest then I’m headed for it" 

"There is something magical about running; after a certain distance, it transcends the body. Then a bit further, it transcends the mind. A bit further yet, and what you have before you, laid bare, is the soul."

Kristin Armstrong 

"To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day, one month or even one year - but for a lifetime."

Bill Rodgers 

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection."

Thomas Paine

"One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere."

Bob Kennedy 

"Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance. You can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet."

Doris Brown Heritage, first woman to run a sub-5:00 indoor mile

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm"

Winston Churchill
Lots of Love for Meb and his PR

Lots of Love for Meb and his PR

"Running is just such a monestary— a retreat, a place to commune with God and yourself, a place for psychological and spiritual renewal."

George Sheehan
Training Day

Training Day

Caitlin Smith doin work

Caitlin Smith doin work

31km run with my pal KC. Get Some

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“One by one, I’ll face the tasks before me and complete them as best I can. Focusing on each stride forward, but at the same time taking a long-range view, scanning the scenery as far ahead as I can. I am, after all, a long distance runner.

My time, the rank I attain, my outward appearance - all of these are secondary. For a runner like me, what’s really important is reaching the goal I set myself, under my own power. I give it everything I have, endure what needs enduring, and am able, in my own way, to be satisfied. From out of the failures and joys I always try to come away having grasped a concrete lesson. (It’s got to be concrete, no matter how small it is.) And I hope that, over time, as one race follows another, in the end I’ll reach a place I’m content with. Or maybe just catch a glimpse of it.”

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Murakami

"For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself. At least that’s why I’ve put in the effort day after day: to raise my own level. I’m no great runner, by any means. I’m at an ordinary – or perhaps more like mediocre – level. But that’s not the point. The point is whether or not I improved over yesterday. In long-distance running the only opponent you have to beat is yourself, the way you used to be."

Murakami 

"Appreciation is born through struggle"

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