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a quote I came across recently:
"Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. "
Paavo Nurmi, Olympic Runner, 9 gold and 3 silver medals.
"May the road rise up ot meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face."
This is actually from a Gaelic blessing but works well with running also.
Stated by Sherald James, BYU Cross Country coach (emeritus) while teaching athletes how to listen to their bodies. Good wisdom for those of us who don't know how to pace themselves or take proper care of injuries.
Before you criticize someone, run a mile intheir shoes. That way when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. Jack Handy (modified for runners)
This is paraphrased, but here goes: Figure out what you're chasing, and go get it!