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I am unable to quit because I am currently too legit

Too legit to quit

Remember to keep running. You’re too legit to quit. Photo: Unsplash

Motivation: Get your blood racing

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” ― Hunter S. Thompson Starting running can be scary. Running marathons, intimidating. And speedwork? Hitting those splits can seem impossible. But when you try and do the things you thought you could never do – when you chase after those seemingly insurmountable goals – and […]

Focus on the running process, not just the results

befores and afters are static, and when we only focus on them, we miss the most vital and substantial piece of the pie: the here and now.

When my daughter saw her first puppy, she smiled ear to ear and squealed with joy. She ran her fingers through his soft fur, pressed her ear to his sturdy chest, and marveled at his long, lapping tongue. The next day, sitting on my lap, reading a book about farm animals, she cried, “big puppy,” tapping a […]

Today is a good day to run.

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Because it’s Wednesday. And that’s really the only reason you need. Go. Run.

Motivational Monday: Goals

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Don’t let the bad weather stop you. Pick a race, set a goal, and go for it. The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline. –  Stephen Smith, Fox Sports Radio More motivational quotes.

Running obsession

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The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. – Quote by George Sheehan // Found in Run!: 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss by Dean Karnazes. I often think of the things I would miss out on — or wouldn’t make the most of — if I […]

Fitness is a lifestyle

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A story in this month’s Running Times featured this inspirational quote: Fitness doesn’t happen in a day. Nor in a week, month, or year. Fitness is a lifestyle. It happens the day you no longer seek it. It appears while you’re living it. Read the full article — Tao of Running — in the July […]

Have a “bright” weekend!

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We’re loving this quote from Joan Twine: Running is my sunshine. Short and sweet. But so true. May your weekend be bright, regardless of the weather!

Happy National Running Day 2013!

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It’s Running Day 2013! And there’s no better time than the present to start working on becoming the best runner you can be. As British marathoner Priscilla Welch said: If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. How […]

I run to …

Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner

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, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner Some pretty good reasons to run, don’t […]