"Push hard, play to win, but don’t assume the fetal position if things don’t go your way."

Harris

"Running and Love are my drugs"

"You in the midst the greatness"

"You in the midst the greatness"

"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."

Lemony Snicket (This is how I’ll make through this year—running and reading, with some occasional lawyering) 
"Can’t deny that I want you [back], but I’ll lie if I have to [because I love you]" 

"Can’t deny that I want you [back], but I’ll lie if I have to [because I love you]" 

Trail Climbs Sharply | A Running Documentary

Morning run on the Eastern Promenade #running #portland

Morning run on the Eastern Promenade #running #portland

Song of the Day. 

"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"

H. Murakami 
"I’m out of your league, baby, Baby cause I’m ballin’"

"I’m out of your league, baby, Baby cause I’m ballin’"

Running in familiar grounds #Ottawa #nationalcapital #weareallmovingtoottawa

Running in familiar grounds #Ottawa #nationalcapital #weareallmovingtoottawa

"That’s part of being an endurance athlete. Who in their right mind wouldn’t find excuses to escape an hour or more of suffering? Excuses always lead to a reckoning. We find reasons not to take that first step out the door, just as we find ways to be - or not to be - our best. Weakness, doubt and fear are parts of the human condition. Facing them instead of fabricating an elaborate ruse to sidestep them - hoping to avoid them but ultimately carrying them in our hearts and minds and psyche until they whittle away at our being - gives us a direct route to hope and dreams. Along the way, we reap all those other by-products that make the suffering a tonic for our souls."

Martin Duggard
60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

60 mins run w/ 4x5:00min intervals @3:30 min/per km pace. Get Some.

"Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up."

Amby Burfoot 

"Right before you head out running, it can be hard to remember exactly why you’re doing it. You often have to override a nagging sense of futility, lacing up your shoes, telling yourslef that no matter how unlikely it seems right now, after you finish you will be glad you went. It’s only afterward that it makes sense, although even then it’s hard to rationalize why. You just feel right. After a run, you feel at one with the world, as though some unspecified, innate need has been fulfilled."

Adharanand Finn,