Wednesday motivation…mid-week inspiration if you will!
“My running shoes were like giant erasers. Each foot strike rubbed away some earlier failure. I’d made a thousand promises to myself over my lifetime. I promised myself I’d quit smoking or drinking or overeating. I failed. I promised myself I’d get in shape; lose some weight; take better care of myself; be a better husband, father, son, person. I failed. But with running, I could succeed. The success was small in the beginning, sometimes as small as a single step. But after a lifetime of failures, it was all the success I needed.” – John Bingham, Running for Mortals: A Common Sense Plan for Changing Your Life Through Running
“Consistency is the key. Everyone had bad days, even Olympic champions. But you can’t let bad days stand in your way. (If you’re ill or injured, of course, you should rest.) Feeling sluggish? Too bad. If you’ve planned a workout, stick to the plan. It’s okay to run slower or walk more, but it’s not okay to skip the workout. Remember this: You’ll almost always feel better after the workout. Your energy level and your spirits will rise, and you’ll be glad you did the run.” – Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World Complete Book of Beginning Running (Amazon)
“What do you have to feel joyful about? Take a moment and think about all the wonderful things running has brought you during your journey as a runner. Do you look and feel better? Have you experienced the world in a new way, seeing flowers and scenery for the first time on foot? Take a moment to celebrate. You have a lot to feel good about.” – John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running
Once again, thanks to Gibson’s Daily Running quotes for this Wednesday motivation.
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)