Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting.

The cookie recipes are a bonus!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

10 Running Quotes to Inspire Your Life

And for anyone else who needs a little encouragement!

I run because running teaches me about life. I write about running to teach others about running and about life! These ten running quotes can inspire your life. See how they apply to things not running related.

·         "The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." - John Bingham

Beginning is often the hardest, most daunting part of any undertaking. Have the courage to move forward.

·         "I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards." - Alberto Salazar

It’s called “courage” when we do it in spite of our doubts. Stop stalling and start doing. I bake cookies as a stall tactic. What do you do?

·        “When I first started running, I was so embarrassed I'd walk when cars passed me. I'd pretend I was looking at the flowers.” - Joan Benoit Samuelson

I’ve been there, but I got over it and you should, too. Don’t be afraid to let others know what you are striving for. They may prove to be your biggest support. Conquer Obstacles to Self-improvement

·        "I often hear someone say I'm not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner." - Bart Yasso

Stop comparing yourself to others. It’s not about them, it’s about you! Your progress is what matters whether on the run, in relationships, or any aspect of your life. It’s your path, not someone else’s.


·       "The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank." - George Sheehan

So enter the race already! Sign up and show up for life. Launch your blog. Publish your book. Sell those fabulous paintings that you keep hidden in a closet. Run a relay!

·        "Methinks that the moment my legs began to move, my thoughts began to flow." - Henry David Thoreau

Whether you are a writer like Thoreau, or someone who just needs to sort her thoughts, running will help you gain clarity. It has a way of cleaning out the cobwebs.

·       "Anybody can be a runner. We were meant to move. We were meant to run. It's the easiest sport." - Bill Rodgers

It isn’t easy because it’s easy, it is easy because there are few excuses. We don’t need a lot of equipment or even a gymnasium. The weather doesn’t have to be a factor, nor does daylight. When we get rid of the excuses, we can just run. Getting rid of the excuses in other parts of your life allows you to just live your life and move forward with worthy goals.

·       "Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself." - John Bingham

Believe that you are smart enough to go back to college. Believe that you are old enough to be successful or young enough to begin a new career. Believe that your story should be told and you are smart enough to write it. Believe.

·       "It's important to know that at the end of the day it's not the medals you remember. What you remember is the process -- what you learn about yourself by challenging yourself, the experiences you share with other people, the honesty the training demands -- those are things nobody can take away from you whether you finish twelfth or you're an Olympic Champion." - Silken Laumann

Remember that life is about the journey. It is the relationships that are formed and the experiences along the way that are important. Don’t ignore those things while in pursuit of your goals. You will learn most from the path, not the finish.

·       "Many people shy away from hills. They make it easy on themselves, but that limits their improvement. The more you repeat something, the stronger you get." - Joe Catalano

Or, as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, “That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.”

Running isn’t really about running. It’s about living – living happier, living healthier, living smarter, and living longer! Go live!

Running Granny Green encourages women, especially grandmothers, to gain greater fitness by providing tips and inspiration to insure long years of joyful grandparenting. The cookie recipes are a bonus!
Carol - aka Running Granny Green
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