The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.— John Bingham
The most fascinating John Bingham quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain
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 day 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.
Believe that you can run farther or faster.
Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what kepes us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, & all of those voices that tell you what you can & cannot do & can & cannot be.
Being inspired is fine for a week, and being motivated might work for a month or so, but to make any lifestyle change last a lifetime, you need dedication.
I didn't train all that time just to come here and get it over with as fast as I can
It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run.
The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.
The joy is in the journey, not the destination.
We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else.
What you learn is often determined by what you need to know.
If you think you're weak, you will learn that you are strong. If you think you are indestructible, you will learn that you are fragile. In the end though, you will learn that you are human. You are no more and no less than all those who are learning their lessons as you learn yours.
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
Long Distance training can be a positive &
constructive form of selfishness. After all, once you're at the starting line, you're there by yourself. No one can run a single step for you. No one can jump in & help you. No one but you can make the decisions about what to do to keep going. It's all up to you.
Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
You already have everything you need to be a long-distance athlete.
It's mindset, not miles, that separates those who do from those who dream.
Every day gives you an opportunity to improve.
With every run, you can try to be better. Not just a better runner, but a better person.
I'm not saying running could solve all of the world's problems, but I think it would be a good start.
I'm not sure who invented dodgeball, but I can almost guarantee you that it wasn't the shortest kid in the class.
Marathons are about tenacity as much as talent.
It isn’t a matter of getting the body you want, it’s a matter of doing the most you can with the body you have.
We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit.
We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered.
Every human being born within the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.
I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am. And no one can tell me I'm not.
Trying harder doesn’t always equal more success;
it leads to more frustration, less satisfaction, and giving up.
All from other lands, who by the terms of [congressional] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural born citizens. Gentleman [sic] can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.
Focus on where you are instead of where you wish you were. The joy will follow.
What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.
The only magic in our lives as runners is the magic of consistency.
Not every run will make you feel great.
Frustration is the first step towards improvement.
I have no incentive to improve if I'm content with what I can do and if I'm completely satisfied with my pace, distance and form as a runner. It's only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forwards.