I was going through my t shirts this morning when I came upon one of my high school cross country shirts with this written on the back:
“Pain Is Just Weakness Leaving The Body”
Really? Mannnnn…we were some aggressive 15 year old girls!
Of course, remember, this was during the late 90s, the glory days of the Backstreet Boys, Britney and two piece prom dresses. We had to get all that teenage angst out somehow! Lest we forget this glorious day in two-piece fashion that every late 90s parent loved, here is young Kelly Pickler in her prom dress!
But I didn’t write this entry to talk about Kelly. I want to talk about MOTIVATION!
I personally struggle with motivation. Not the motivation to run – because I honestly love it 95% of the time. But I do struggle with the motivation to push myself and to get faster. I am also scared as all hellcats of running this marathon. Excited, but scared.
Soooo wonderful readers…what keeps you motivated? Why do you run?
I found some running quotes that I liked, and I thought it would be great for anyone needing motivation….or laughs…running style…
From Paula Radcliffe:
I always loved running… it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.
From Michael Johnson:
Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity.
On the lighter side:
Phidippides died after 26 miles. But he ran 140 miles twice just days before. Overtraining got him, not the marathon.
Annnnddd….finally the hilarious “I’m a runner” You Tube Video:
…Another want to be a runner!
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