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In the midst of a regular life, running is the touchstone that breathes adventure into my soul.

- Kristin Armstrong -

I don't think I would have been such a good runner if I hadn't enjoyed it.

- Grete Waitz -

Make your race a playground, not a proving ground.

- Lauren Fleshman -

I run because if I didn't, I'd be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.

- Dean Karnazes -

In a hundred isolated places, on a thousand private runs, I've learned to accept myself, past mistakes and present limitations included.

- Dave Griffin -

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 quite like it.

- Sasha Azeyed -

I'll be happy if running and I can grow old together.

- Haruki Murakami -

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

- John Burroughs -

One cannot stumble on an idea unless one is running.

- Vladimir K. Zworykin -

Running has thrown me into adventures that I would otherwise have missed.

- Benjamin Cheever -

Whether a mile or a marathon, you get there the same say. A step at a time. Such is life.

- Baylor Barbee -

First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say, I can do it. Tomorrow is my day. And then say, the person in front of me, he is just a human being as well; he has two legs, I have two legs, that is all. That is mentally how you prepare.

- Haile Gebrselassie -

Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days. I run, pound it out on the pavement, channel that energy into my legs, and when I'm done with my run, I'm done with it.

- Rob Haneisen -

If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.

- Zig Ziglar -

Just because we are knocked down does not mean we are out. We still have breath in our lungs and tears flowing down - all signs that we are alive. Take a deep breath and be reminded that often our biggest struggles are the stepping stones to our greatest victories.

- Rae Smith -

Never give up. Stop staring at your faraway goal. Refocus on the stops in front of you. Every day, take a step closer to your dream. Try to enjoy the adventure of your journey. Soon, what had felt impossible will feel possible. Soon, what had seemed so far will be within reach.

- Karen Salmansohn -

Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.

- Karen Salmansohn -

In training, you listen to your body. In competition, you tell your body to shut up.

- Rick Froning -

When I reach the place of my dreams, I will thank my failures and tears. They too kept me going.

- Dodinsky -

Don't waste a moment staring at obstacles blocking your way, they will not remove themselves. Life is about creating new paths.

- Dodinsky -

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