I found these wonderful sayings on SP Coach Nancy's blog, I love these.....I wasnt sure how to save these for myself to refer to...which are great...so posting it in a blog, please refer to her page for more info she's great. SP_Coach_Nancy
"You either sacrifice today to reach tomorrow's goals, or you give up your dreams in favor of the fleeting comfort that's distracting you." Dave Griffin
"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth."-Pema Chödrön
"We should approach training not as if we are trying to smash our way through some enormous wall, but as “a gentle pastime by which we coax a slow, continuous stream of adaptations out of the body.” ~ Ned Frederick
"Don't confuse a single defeat with a final defeat." Ilka, SparkPeople member
"Viewing exercise as a tool for living the life you want is far more motivating than thinking of it as a means to an end." Coach Nicole
"Your daily actions and words can impact more people than you ever realize!" - Chris "SparkGuy" Downie
"Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them."- Frank Tyger
"SparkPeople turns that little light on in our heads, which enables us to see through the end of the tunnel." Slim.Jim2009 (AKA Mandy)
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."
"The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers on a hot match and being slowly roasted over hot coals"- Hal Higdon
"A true runner has the heart and the soul which does not have to be proved to anyone else but oneself." Dave
"The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon." Fred Lebow
"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together" - Woodrow Wilson
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."- Mark Twain, writer and satirist
"Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success. Dr. Rob Gilbert"
"Women are like teabags. We don't know our true strength until we are in hot water!"- Eleanor Roosevelt
Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows. - William Osler, Canadian physician
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis
"Your weight today is not a a direct result of what you did yesterday." Michelle-friend and SparkPeople Member
"If you can run a 5K, you can run a 10K. If you can run a 10K, you can run a 1/2 marathon. If you can run a 1/2 marathon, you can run a marathon. If you can run a marathon, you can run a lifetime!"-Coach Lee
"Your Actions Create Your Life!" Nancy Howard
"Train to race but DO NOT race to train!"
“The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.” - W.M. Lewis
"Nervous is just lack of education" -Judi Wearing-my dear friend!
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it." Charles R. Swindoll
"Feeling un-motivated is what happens when you’re not really making conscious choices at all–you’re just responding mindlessly to various triggers in your environment, or operating on “autopilot” based on old habits and conditioned behavior." -Coach Dean Anderson-SparkPeole.com
"No weight is ever PERFECT enough to do the enormous job of CREATING happiness!" From The Don't Diet, Live-it Workbook
"Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most are the ones that define us." Deena Kastor-marathon runner
"To get something you've never had you must do something you've never done."
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. " Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves." Anonymous
"We ain't what we wanna be; we ain't what we gonna be, but thank God, we ain't what we were!"
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind". Dr. Seuss
"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.
“May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future”
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."– Muhammad Ali
" If you have one true friend you have more than your share."
- Thomas Fuller, English clergyman & historian
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -- Confucius
"If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon"- Emil Zatopek
“For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today” African Proverb
"The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa, Tanzania
"Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage" -George Patton
"Don't fear moving slowly forward...fear standing still." -Kathleen Harris
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit." -George Sheehan
"You gain strength, confidence and courage by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." - ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win." - Elie Wiesel
“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.” French Proverb
"If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"If you under-train, you may not finish, but if you over-train, you may not start." - Tom DuBos
"Self-conquest is the greatest of victories." - Plato
"The will to do, the soul to dare." - Sir Walter Scott
"Success rests in having the courage and endurance, and above all, the will to become the person you are. . . " - George Sheehan
"Last is just the slowest winner." - C. Hunter Boyd
"Run the first mile with your legs, the second mile with your mind, and the third mile with your heart."
"God has a purpose for me and that is to serve Him in China, but God also made me to run fast and when I run, I feel His pleasure" -Eric Liddel in "Chariots of Fire"
"There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime knowing that I have."
"Every man dies, but not every man really lives." -William Wallace
"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Luis Escobar
"Remember the second most important thing to choosing the right shoe, is choosing the left one" LOL!!!
"A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." -Steve Prefontaine
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin' Bingham
"Less then one-tenth of 1% of the world's population has ever dared to run a distance of a 1/2 marathon or greater."
"There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect." - Ronald Reagan
"Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste death but once." --Julius Ceaser
"The five S's of sports training are: Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill and Spirit; but the greatest of these is Spirit." --Ken Doherty
Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. --Lou Holtz
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr
"TRUST THE PROCESS"
Stadiums are for spectators. We runners have nature and that is much better. Juha Väätäinen, Finland
“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”
"You are only as good as you are on that particular day, at that particular time, on that particular course, under those particular circumstances." Coach Lee
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Phil. 4:6).
SOURCE: SP_COACH_NANCY's Page