Getting Some Motivation

I am posting some motivational quotes about marathons that was compiled in Runner’s World  I may need a little motivation to get me through the weekend. However, one cool thing is Summer Streets starts this weekend.

From’s website (***):

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.  . . Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.


The quotes: 


Even if you run a slower than expected time, you succeed in any marathon you finish – Hal Higdon

There are no shortcuts in marathoning, so anyone who is a marathoner has worked hard. – Jeffrey Horowitz, a marathoner who has completed over 170 marathons on 6 continents

If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. – Kathrine Switzer, the first female running in the Boston Marathon

I’ve learned that finishing a marathon isn’t just an athletic achievement. It’s a state of mind; a state of mind that says anything is possible. – John Hanc, a Runner’s World contributing editor

The marathon is an opportunity for redemption. Opportunity because the outcome is uncertain. Opportunity, because it is up to you, and only you, to make it happen. – Dean Karnazes, an ultramarathoner

When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time. – Haile Gebrselassie, a two-time Olympic gold medalist

You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming. – Frank Shorter, a gold medalist 



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