Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. Independence is the outstanding characteristic of the runner.
Noel Carroll, Irish runner and two-time world age-group winner at 18 and 19
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
A zebra has stripes, no matter how much he longs for the spots of the leopard, he has stripes. Embracing ones stripes takes courage. Knowing where to find the resources of a leopard is survival. Glad to know you #20.
~Michael Smith, Coach and colleague :)
I felt extremely responsible because the sport of running has given me so much confidence that I knew I needed to advocate for other women.
Kathrine V. Switzer - first official female entrant in the Boston Marathon (1967); inductee, National Women’s Hall of Fame (2011)
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Jim Rohn, author and motivational speaker