Please help me create a collection of motivational, positive, or funny quotes to help propel me to the finish line. Leave your quote in a comment below.
“The miracle is not that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
“Character is the discipline to follow through with resolutions long after the spirit in which they were made has passed.”
“Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” -Atticus Finch
“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.” Aldous Huxley
“The challenge in running is not to aim at doing the things no one else has done, but to keep doing things anyone could do—but most never will.” Joe Henderson in The Complete Book of Running
“It’s a long, hard road and it’s going to have its bumps; there are going to be times when you fall and times when you don’t feel like going on anymore, times when you’re just crazy tired but it takes focusing on that one step you’re taking. That’s what I’m trying to do with the marathon; I don’t think about the miles that are coming down the road, I don’t think about the mile I’m on right now, I don’t think about the miles I’ve already covered. I think about what I’m doing right now, just being lost in the moment.”
Ryan Hall on running a marathon
Positive self-talk script:
I am a runner. I am a marathoner. I love the way it makes me feel when I’m finished. I am strong. I can just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. I never quit before I finish. Athena was a goddess and I am a badass. People are so proud of me. I love and appreciate my healthy body. I’m putting the past behind. New song, new vibe. Fast, flat, friendly, Fargo.