I would apologize for the fact that every post this week is going to be about Marathons but I don’t feel like it. You only have one first marathon and this is mine and I want to live this up! So be warned, the word Marathon will probably be in the rest of this weeks posts roughly 2,834 times.
Last week Sister was looking for a quote to include in a work bio she was working on. Long story short she ended up not wanting to add one but in the process, I found a few good quotes that I wanted to think about and remember in these days leading up to the Cellcom. Here are my favorites:
If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon. - Emil Zatopek
“In the first half of the race, don’t be an idiot. In the second half, don’t be a wimp!” - SCOTT DOUGLAS
“If you feel bad at 10 miles, you’re in trouble. If you feel bad at 20 miles, you’re normal. If you don’t feel bad at 26 miles, you’re abnormal.” - ROB DE CASTELLA, WINNER 1983 WORLD MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
“The difference between the mile and the marathon is the difference between burning your fingers with a match and being slowly roasted over hot coals.” - HAL HIGDON, RUNNING WRITER AND COACH
“Anyone can run 20 miles. It’s the next six that count.” - BARRY MAGEE
“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.” - KATHRINE SWITZER, WOMEN’S MARATHONING PIONEER
“At mile 20, I thought I was dead. At mile 22, I wished I was dead. At mile 24, I knew I was dead. At mile 26.2, I realized I had become too tough to kill.” – unknown
“There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” – unknown
This one is appropriate considering I will be starting and finishing outside Lambeau stadium!
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” - Vince Lombardi
“Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two.” – Barney Stinson aka Neil Patrick Harris on How I Met Your Mother
And if those quotes are not motivation enough for me to want to go out there and kick some booty, I read this story earlier this week that sent chills down my spine. This women is amazing and makes me realize how much I take for granted.
Mission Marathon Motivation: Accomplished!
PS And if all that was not enough motivation, I have this awesome medal waiting for me at the finish line!!!!