I ran 3 miles this morning... so If I

did my math correctly, I'm entitle 

to eat 3 pounds of pie

and a bottle of wine!
Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.
"You do not have to pee." 

Lies I tell myself while running.
I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was. [Sade Andria Zabala]
It's OK to start now 

on 2016 goals. 

Consider it a 

Head Start!
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. [Bob Moawad]
Embrace, Don’t Fight, Running in the Rain or Snow
Jason Haskins
November 24, 2015
Turkey Trot: a race before a

Thanksgiving meal that burns the

equivalent of 6 oz of turkey. Wait,

what? Only 6 oz of Turkey! That's it?
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. [Maya Angelou]
So you're telling me you run outside in

the winter time?  What happens when it


I leave footprints.
I think that any time of great pain is a time of transformation, a fertile time to plant new seeds. 
 Debbie Ford
Something only a runner would 

understand... A route that you've

driven hundreds of times never seems

HILLY... until you're running it.
Part of the good feeling after working out is not having to feel guilty for not working out.
Practice But Never Reach Perfect
Tara Caudle
November 21, 2015
My 'alone' time is sometimes for your

Run hard, be strong, think big! Percy Cerutty
One lap per one slice of turkey or

pie... heck, I'll be here until

Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you.
Running before my relatives arrive is

my way of keeping my sanity alive.
Running is a grownup's lost link to playing outside. Kristin Armstrong
Eye on the Prize
Amy Pike
November 20, 2015
Tempo and strides today, turkey and 

pies tomorrow.
Remember why you started. Don't give up, find a way.
Remember how I complained about 

it being too hot to run just a few 

weeks ago? I take it all back!
Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.
After 20 miles,

Don't trust a Fart.
Prove them wrong.
Setting Myself Free on Muddy Trails
Aileen Lee
November 10, 2015
Running rest day:

A day where you eat all the food, 

buy all the running gear,

buy all the running shoes, 

and enter all the races.
Running reminds me that I'm alive.
When you decline all social invitations

on Friday nights because your long runs

are on Saturday mornings...
Goal digger.
Runspiration:  The process of being

motivated or propelled to run because 

of the running achievements of other

Should. Would. Could. Did.
Running Strong
Amy Pike
November 04, 2015
I wonder...

What do normal people do

on a Saturday morning?
Wish. Do.
What's worse than running 1.50 miles 

and realizing you didn't turn on your 

GPS watch?????? NOTHING.
Live fast. Make trouble. Fail hard. Lose stuff. Go like hell.
Friends don't let friends do the 

November's Challenge alone.
The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately.
To 10k Or Not To 10k
Jason Haskins
November 04, 2015
There is no magic pill. 

No special shake. 

No secret diet. 

Just get off your ass!
Don't give up.
Why does it take two weeks

to take off three pounds 

and only two days to 

gain 'em back?
Be so good they can't ignore you. Steve Martin.
Something only a runner would 

understand... Traveling somewhere 

new to run a race IS vacation!
Become one of the rare people who just don't know how to quit. Robin Sharma.
Marathon. The dream.
Amy Pike
October 31, 2015
She asked me to tell her those three

words that every girl wants to hear.

So I said "Buy the shoes!"
Do more of what makes you happy.
As I was running a 5k, I heard someone

clapping for me. Then i realized it was

just  my thighs cheering me on!!
When you screw up, skip a workout, eat bad foods, or sleep in, it doesn’t make you a bad person. It makes you human. Welcome to the club. There’s like seven billion of us.

When you are so hungry from your 

long run or your increase in milage 

that you must eat.all.the.things!!
Don't let little things ruin your day.
Run Grateful
Amy Pike
October 30, 2015
Some days you eat salads and go to 

the gym. Some days you eat cupcakes

and refuse to put on pants. 

It's called balance.
Some addictions don't require treatment.
You know you're a runner when...

The thermometer says 45 degrees 

and you think Score! Optimal running

Two rules.
Recovery... another little evil word 

from the running world.. almost as

ugly as Taper.
Find a way or fade away.
7 Tips On How to Stay Positive During Training
Tricia Vaughn
October 30, 2015
I'm glad I'm only competing with 

myself because everyone else is 

kicking my ass.
Become your dream.
Trying to embrace taper week is like

feeding a kid candy then telling him 

to sit still.... it ain't easy!!
In it for the long run.
Marathon Thoughts: 

I'm going to die. But if I don't, 

I totally want to do this again.
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