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A little inspiration to help fill the void-#missmymorningworkout

WOW!  I have felt every one of these statements at one time or another. There is just something about running……

I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It’s almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes.
-Mary Decker Slaney, former American track athlete

Running gives freedom. When you run you can determine your own tempo. You can choose your own course and think whatever you want. Nobody tells you what to do.
-Nina Kuscik, marathoner

I believe in the runner’s high, and I believe that those who are passionate about running are the ones who experience it to the fullest degree possible. To me, the runner’s high is a sensational reaction to a great run! It’s an exhilarating feeling of satisfaction and achievement. It’s like being on top of the world, and truthfully…there’s nothing else quite like it!
-Sasha Azevedo

Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.
-Mary Lou Retton, winner of the All Around Gold Medal in women’s gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games

You’re running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You’re delirious. But you keep running because there’s no way out of this hell you’re in, because there’s no way you’re not crossing the finish line. It’s a misery that non-runners don’t understand.
-Martine Costello, author and runner

And yet despite all of that…

But once you take that first step, you are off!  And despite a run that can be plagued with rain pouring down so hard you are convinced that your skin is NOT waterproof, temps at either end of the spectrum, sweat dripping down your face and stinging your eyes as it brings the SPF 15 with it, chaffing that makes you recoil in pain when you first get in the shower and the water hits the exposed skin, blisters the size of the sun…..there is a gloriousness and exhilaration in finishing that can’t quite be matched by anything else.

Have a great day everyone!

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Heather #

    Amen and amen! One of the best I saw in Runner’s World was so brief but one that keeps me motivated: “One day I will not be able to do this. But today is not that day.”
    Rock on, sister!

    March 6, 2012
  2. Christy Perros #

    Love it! May print it out and read it between our track repeats tonight. I’m sure at one point or another I will need to remind myself that I do, in fact, love running.

    March 6, 2012

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