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"People begin running for any number of motives, but we stick to it for one basic reason - to find out who we really are." George Sheehan, M.D.

When there's a hill to climb waiting won't make it any smaller.

Running . . . it's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired.

"Run hard when its hard to run". Paavo

Its easier to stay up than to catch up.

The world doesn't want to hear about labor pains, it wants to see the baby.

"Ask yourself. 'Can I give more?' The answer is usually: 'Yes.'" Paul Tegat

"A sobering thought 'What if, right at this moment, I am living up to my full potential?'" Jane Wagner

To be successful the first thing you have to do is fall in love with your work.

"What counts in battle is what you do once the pain sets in." John Short

"If you want a place in the sun you have to put up with a few blisters." Abigail Van Buren

The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

"The character of a team is reflected in the standards they set for themselves." ~Anonymous - submitted by Amanda Walkins

" Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."
-Muhammad Ali - submitted by Nikki Lambert

"Its just that there are no alternatives in life with respect to competition. The best are the best because of inborn talent, but more so because of a great deal of long hard work on arduous paths, paths which most of us - even if we did have the talent - are unwilling to follow." from "The Purple Runner"

"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity." Michael Johnson - submitted by Ashley Willox

I just want to make sure its living hell for anyone out there who is going to beat me. - Ken Souza - submitted by Andrea McKim

The only easy day was yesterday! - Capt. Andrea Schofield uses this as her daily mantra. Next time you see her ask her where it comes from.

My daily training goal was to never hold back a bit of energy, never save anything for that last interval, never put limits on how hard I would work at any given moment. - Emily Estey

Every morning when I wake up I can either go back to bed and dream more or I can get up and run after my dreams.

What's it gonna be?       Emily Estey woke up every morning with this saying next to her bed