December 8, 2024
Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Races

Mid-week motivation

How about some mid-week motivation?



“It’s wrong to believe that you need a certain physical body type to run. All body types can run. It’s not about your legs, muscles, or cellulite. It’s not about the physical side of things. If you train your brain, your body will follow. It’s that simple. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.” – Amby Burfoot, Runner’s World Complete Book of Beginning Running (Read it today:



“One runner told of a mantra his older brother, also a runner, had taught him which he’s pondered ever since he began running. Here it is: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you’re running and you start to think, Man this hurts, I can’t take it anymore. The hurt part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand any more is up to the runner himself. This pretty much sums up the most important aspect of marathon running.” – Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Amazon:


“The greatest gift that running has given me—after continuing health, a daily visit to my interior life, and a warm feeling for everyone else who enjoys the sport—is what might be called a sympathy for physiology. Not in the poor-baby sense of sympathy, but in the isn’t-that-wonderful sense. The training effect itself—the body’s natural improvement in response to stress—is the most delicious small piece of physiology I know. I wouldn’t have learned about it if it weren’t for running.” – John Jerome, The Elements of Effort: Reflections on the Art and Science of Running

Thanks to Gibson’s Daily Runing Quotes for keeping us inspired and motivated.

Until next time…

Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)