Run every interval like it’s your last.
Run every mile like it’s your last…and be grateful for it, even if in the moment it feels like he##.
Step to the line of every race like you are among friends…well, the friends that you still want to kick the @$$es off of. Competition IS your best friend because it makes you run faster.
Take every day and decide if you’re going to be a runner or a lazy bum.
Remember there is more to being a runner than just running…do the core, stretching, weights, drills, and all the ‘boring extras’ because in the end it will make you a better runner.
Cherish the miles spent with your training partners. Even the silent miles because the irony is you can sometimes learn more about a person in those silent footfalls than in most other ways.
Slog through the bad runs because they are tests to makes sure you deserve the good runs.
Being a runner is a state of mind; we do the action because it reaffirms who we know we are inside.
1) What is one way that you remember to be grateful for your runs?
Umm, injuries have a sick way of giving people perspective, in that regard they can sometimes be blessings in disguise. Remember that next time you want to burn that elliptical into the ground.
2) When is the last time you had a kick butt run with a training parter/friend? Was it a long run, regular run, or an interval session you ground each other to the ground in that sickly, good way?
3) What is one day you will carpe the diem today? In running or otherwise?