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7/28/12 10:52 P

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Good one!

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7/25/12 5:51 P

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Picked up a new one this week. To be used near the end of the race.

"I am fast. This feels great." Nice straightforward brainwashing to get it done. :)

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

Never stop exploring. ~Dean Karnazes


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7/25/12 5:50 P

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"You can throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face"
"No matter how slow you go you're still lapping everyone on the couch"
"You never get anywhere by standing still"

And the mantra I used during my 1st half marathon...."Just keep running"

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6/26/12 2:52 P

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WONDERJUL I love that quote. I hadn't heard it before but I'm going to adopt it as a mantra for myself.

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6/26/12 8:39 A

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My brain doesn't function on a high level when I need the motivation. So often it is something simple. On Saturday I ran an extremely hot and hard half marathon. I kept begging myself to stop and walk (LOL). I'd say, "The more I run, the quicker I'm done!" And I chanted that over and over and over the last 4 miles. LOL!

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6/16/12 12:20 A

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LOVE that one!

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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



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KInd of long but love this one I saw at a marathon last year:

"One day you will no longer be able to do this, today is not that day."

"They who have conquered doubt and fear have conquered failure." James Allen


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TIMOTHYNOHE, just shared your comment with my wife, we both got a great laugh out of it.
Thanks for sharing.
"You've got this one, (Name)" Hope their names are on their bids. Just hearing your name gives you a little more energy.

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TIMOTHYNOHE BWAHAHAHA! That is hilarious!

I saw that sign along the path a few times during my marathon and it was a great reminder of from where my strength comes :)

Mary


"I just felt like running." Forrest Gump
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6/12/12 12:55 P

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These are great!

You got this far! You can't quit now!





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6/10/12 6:48 P

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Finish line encouragement:

Finish strong!
Almost there!
You got it!
Strong and beautiful!


It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

Never stop exploring. ~Dean Karnazes


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Loved all of these and wish there were more. I will be at the finish line of a 5k/10k July 8th volunteering.

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Just about my all-time favorite.....
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert) emoticon

"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)

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



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TIMOTHYNOHE's Photo TIMOTHYNOHE Posts: 4,317
6/8/12 10:38 P

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Funny thing about your quote RUNNER_MOM_OF4:

The first time I ran a marathon was in Baltimore. Someone was hold ing up a sign the read simply "Phil 4:13."

Looked at my watch and I thought, "Well, what do I care what Phil's time was?"



Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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"I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Mary


"I just felt like running." Forrest Gump
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6/8/12 7:31 P

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Me My wife my sister and brotherinlaw are working the elite runners tent for the womans half marathon championship,when i was running grandmas around that time allot of people would say Looking strong which did help

"The race isn't always won by the swiftest, but to those who keep running."

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I'm loving these quotes and phrases. Short and sweet quotes? Hmmm...

#BeYourOwnSuperhero
GO GET IT!
YOU GOT THIS!


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"A good day is when I get to run. A great day is when I inspire others to run!"

"I AM A RUNNER because I know that despite my best efforts, I will always want more from myself. I will always want to know my limits so that I can exceed them."

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No one drowned in sweat! Hahahaha!



Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC

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"I trained for this. I can do this."

Another one that comes up for me is "look at me, Mom! I'm doing it!"

It's hard to beat a person that never gives up. ~Babe Ruth

Never stop exploring. ~Dean Karnazes


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Today is your "someday"!

Shari-Ann
Striving to achieve a half marathon!


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My most recent is - "Be the best you can be just for today".

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My motto, my mission statement, my all time favorite motivational quote is at the bottom of this post in my sig.

When I am down to the end I remind myself of the third part.

"... and suddenly you will be doing the impossible."

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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I am volunteering at Grandma's Marathon at a waterstop! So excited to see this other side of the race and to give back some encouragement to runners I have received in the past year at other races.

What is your favorite motivational phrase or quote that is a good one to hear when you are around mile 19, 20, 21? Remember it should be rather short.

Edited by: THECRAZYMANGO at: 6/8/2012 (11:50)
-Savannah

Nothing worth having is easy!




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