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Friday, April 05, 2013

“It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we'd like to be. That's not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you've accomplished, rather than thinking of what's left to be done (p. 159).”
― John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner's Guide to the Joy of Running
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    1808 days ago
  • NHES220
    emoticon Very timely as I just started my Running 101! class this past Wednesday. And according to the instructor, it does not matter how fast or how slow you run, you are still a runner - and I am pretty slow. I started back to trying to run after Christmas following the Run Your Butt Off (RYBO) program and was doing OK. But I was doing treadmill running and I think that running with a group will help me - we'll see. I just want to get out there and run a 5k without walking and feel good about it. So, hopefully the 10 week class and the camaraderie will get me there. I may never love it, but I don't want to hate it and I want to love the work out it provides!

    1809 days ago
    shhhhhhhh I hate running. I'm in denial that I am doing this and increasingly more so. hush, please.... :)
    1809 days ago
    1809 days ago
    I have always loved the line from the movie "The Polar Express"...when the conductor tells the little boy, "It isn't important where you are going...what is important is that you get on."
    1809 days ago
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