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Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, 'I've never seen anyone run like that before.' It's more than just a race, it's a style. It's doing something better than anyone else. It's being creative.

- Steve Prefontaine -

The woods are lovely dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

- Robert Frost -

If I'm free, it's because I am always running.

- Jimi Hendrix -

To the "Nobodies" putting in work while no ones watching, praising, saluting you. With time, your work will become impossible to ignore.

- Rolsey -

Some will push you forward,others will pull you back. Regardless of who's pushing or pulling, the strongest choose their own direction.

- Rolsey -

Training to please others means your goals are at the mercy of their opinion. Reach your goals for the opinion that matters yours.

- Rolsey -

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- Jack Dixon -

Everyone sabotages their hard work from time to time. Don't be hard on yourself. Get back on track ASAP.

- Chalene Johnson -

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

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Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.

- William Shakespeare -

No race begins at the start line.

- Haile Gebrselassie -

It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It's how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done.

- Rocky Balboa -

The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.

- George Sheehan -

Running is kind of like coffee. The first time you drink it you might not like it. It's bitter and leaves a bad taste in your mouth but you kind of like the way it makes you feel. However, after a few times, it starts to taste better and then all of a sudden you're hooked and it's the new best part of waking up.

- Amy Hastings -

The best way to become a mentally tough runner is to believe that you're a mentally tough runner.

- Ryan Hall -

Running is not what I do, but it is what makes everything else I do okay.

- Unknown -

Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.

- Steve Prefontaine -

Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.

- William J.H. Boetcker -

Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells 'CAN'T.' But you don't listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper 'can.' And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.

- Unknown -

When a good day comes along, when you feel full of vim and vigor, take advantage of it and run. Don't think twice. Don't look for cosmic explanations. When extra energy surges through you like an electrical current, just go with it. Take advantage of it, and run. And after you run, you'll find you have even more.

- Kevin Nelson -

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