"To know you are one with what you are doing, to know that you are a complete athlete, begins with believing you are a runner."
-- George Sheehan
"I often hear someone say I'm not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner."
"I run because it's so symbolic of life. You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles. You might feel that you can't. But then you find your inner strength, and realize you're capable of so much more than you thought."
"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back."
"A course never quite looks the same way twice. The combinations of weather, season, light, feelings and thoughts that you find there are ever-changing."
"Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best."
"It's a treat being a runner, out in the world by yourself with not a soul to make you bad-tempered or tell you what to do."
"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."
"Running is not, as it so often seems, only about what you did in your last race or about how many miles you ran last week. It is, in a much more important way, about community, about appreciating all the miles run by other runners, too."
"I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it."
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