Monday, November 17, 2008

Running Thoughtfully

Running quotes have always been a favorite of mine. Stan Jensen's website run100s.com has a great section of running quotes that are serious and also will make you laugh. His website is full of great runner information that is very useful and is very easy to navigate. The quotes part of his website has really given me some things to think about the past few weeks as I prepare for my next marathon this Sunday. His site has helped me form new strategies on how to prepare for my next level of running over the next one or two years. Those goals include running a 50 mile and a 100 mile race. I know. Crazy as it might seem, the challenge is out there. The quotes that I have listed below are some that caught my eyes as I thought about things on my runs. My marathon and ultra-marathon goals will take careful planning and thought. If I stick one of these in my pocket on some dark winter evening, maybe it will give my feet a little extra bounce for the run. Enjoy!

"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal" Luis Escobar

"I decided to go for a little run." Forrest Gump

"If you see a fork in the road, take it." Yogi Berra

"We'll tell you when to start and we'll tell you when to stop. In between, don't think, just keep running." Ken Chlouber

"If I can see it, I can run to it." Randi Bromka Young

"The 10K is a race. The marathon is an experience. The ultra is an adventure." Bryan Hacker

"If we do what we did yesterday, we'll be OK.  If we do something new
we'll be competitive. If we are always looking for new and innovative
ways of doing things then we will be the best."
- Unknown
Forward we go! May your roads and trails be happy and safe!

1 comment:

Angela P-J said...

Congratulations on the awesome time at Overland Park! I am so impressed with how fast you have become! That and these terrific quotes give me the motivation to keep going and not quit! APJ