Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.— Oprah Winfrey
Grateful Track Runners quotations
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
Go in any direction..seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
I always loved running.... It was something you could do by yourself and under your own power.
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
The best pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.
Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves.
It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about.
You know you're on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.
Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
The mile has a classic symmetry....It's a play in four acts.
It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it.
The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit
The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank.
If you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
In golf, as in life, you get out of it what you put into it.
You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back.
Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself.
If you can't win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
Run like hell and get the agony over with.
Tomorrow is another day, and there will be another battle!
The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.
The gun goes off and everthing changes... the world changes... and nothing else really matters.
I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners.
Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints.
I like to make something beautiful when I run
Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.
Its very important that people know that I really enjoy everything that has happened to me. And I tell my kids... youre not going to be the tallest, fastest, prettiest, the best track runner, but you can be the nicest human being that someone has ever met in their life. And I just want to leave that legacy that being nice is a true treasure.
Especially with sports cars, when you have got so many cars on the track with various degrees of competitiveness, then something will happen. It's the nature of racing, the law of averages. If you want to be a front-runner then you are going to have to push very hard, and collisions can happen.
Yoga helps me be a stronger runner. I can lose track of my form, and yoga reminds me how important it is.
I was a runner, a failed quarterback, third-string quarterback, but in track I was a 2-miler.
When I came to New York in 1978, I was a full-time school teacher and track runner, and determined to retire from competitive running. But winning the New York City Marathon kept me running for another decade.