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Quotes on Running

Dear Runners,

Some of my favorite quotes about running:

“I always loved running. It was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
– Jesse Owens

“The only one who can beat me is me.”
– Michael Johnson (Even though he won 12 Gold Medals and has a world record that hasn’t been touched in over a decade, I think he’s talking about how you compete only against yourself in running–probably the secret to his success, confidence, and perseverance.)

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it.”
– Oprah Winfrey

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.”
– Steve “Pre” Prefontaine (One of the most intense runners ever!)

“Enjoy it. After all, there aren’t many animal impulses that we can act on in public without getting arrested.”
– Mark Remy (hahaha)

Love Always,