"Running was my lifesaver. I first started back running to detox, clean out my body and pass that fun, pee in a cup, drug test. I ran to forget, I ran for peace, I ran because it was all I could do and it healed me. Running helped me to look inside myself, forgive myself, trust myself and learn from my past. Running let out all sorts of emotions; I found myself crying, laughing, screaming and puking through this road of recovery."
Timothy Olson on how running fueled his recovery from addictions issues
"People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent."
"Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding."
"To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them."
"…Don’t sit around feeling sorry for yourself. Be a man, get your ass out there and start training,’"
Bernard Lagat speaking to Abdi Abdirahman
"You’re not puking and nothing’s broken, so get going"
V. McQueeney to her husband Scott in the middle of the climb to Whitney Portal during Badwater
"Running and songwriting share similar principles. When it doesn’t feel good, you just work through it."
Ben Gibbard (death cab for cutie)
"People ask why I run. I say, “If you have to ask, you will never understand”. It is something only those select few know. Those who put themselves through pain, but know, deep down, how good it really feels."
"I only trust my legs. They’re my only friends."
If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first or if you’ve been running for twenty years..
There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get.
You just run."
Source: John Bingham