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1. “BELIEVE YOU CAN AND YOU’RE HALFWAY THERE.” Theodore Roosevelt
2. “IT ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT’S DONE” Nelson Mandela
3. “EVERY ACCOMPLISHMENT STARTS WITH THE DECISION TO TRY” John F Kennedy
4. “BELIEVE IN YOURSELF. YOU ARE BRAVER THAN YOU THINK, MORE TALENTED THAN YOU KNOW, AND CAPABLE OF MORE THAN YOU IMAGINE.” Roy T. Bennett
5. “THE PESSIMIST SEES DIFFICULTY IN EVERY OPPORTUNITY. THE OPTIMIST SEES OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY DIFFICULTY.” Nike Advert
6. “CLIMB MOUNTAINS NOT SO THE WORLD CAN SEE YOU, BUT SO YOU CAN SEE THE WORLD.” David McCullough Jr
7. “DON’T STOP WHEN YOU ARE TIRED. STOP WHEN YOU ARE DONE.”
8. “PRESS FORWARD. DO NOT STOP, DO NOT LINGER IN YOUR JOURNEY, BUT STRIVE FOR THE MARK SET BEFORE YOU.” George Whitefield
9. “IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW SLOWLY YOU GO AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT STOP.” Confucius
10. “YOU CHOSE TO DO THIS. BE GRATEFUL THAT YOU’RE HERE AND APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.” Anna Frost
11. “ONLY THOSE WHO RISK GOING TOO FAR CAN POSSIBLY FIND OUT HOW FAR THEY CAN GO.” T. S. Eliot
12. “DON’T LIMIT YOUR CHALLENGES, CHALLENGE YOUR LIMITS.” Jerry Dunn
13. “THE DANGER OF AN ADVENTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND DAYS OF EASE AND COMFORT.” Paolo Coelho
14. “THE BEST WAY TO GAIN SELF-CONFIDENCE IS TO DO WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID TO DO.” Swati Sharma
15. “ALL OUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE, IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO PURSUE THEM.” Walt Disney
16. “IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN.” George Eliot
17. “TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW YOU WILL BE MORE DISAPPOINTED BY THE THINGS YOU DIDN’T DO THAN BY THE THINGS YOU DID.” Mark Twain
18. “ATTITUDE IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ORDEAL AND AN ADVENTURE.”
19. “I CAN’T CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF THE WIND, BUT I CAN ADJUST MY SAILS TO ALWAYS REACH MY DESTINATION.” Jimmy Dean
20. “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER, ONLY INAPPROPRIATE CLOTHING.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes
21. “WHETHER YOU THINK THAT YOU CAN, OR THAT YOU CAN’T, YOU ARE USUALLY RIGHT.” Henry Ford
22. “SUCCESS DOES NOT COME FROM PHYSICAL CAPACITY. IT COMES FROM AN INDOMITABLE WILL. Mahatma Gandhi
23. “WHAT SEEMS HARD NOW WILL ONE DAY BE YOUR WARM-UP.”
24. “A SHORT RUN IS BETTER THAN NO RUN.”
25. “A RUNNER IS REAL WHEN SHE TAKES THE FIRST STEP.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
26. “RUN LIKE YOU STOLE SOMETHING”
27. “I BREATHE IN STRENGTH AND BREATHE OUT WEAKNESS.” Amy Hastings Cragg
28. “PAIN IS INEVITABLE. SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL.” Haruki Murakami
29. “THERE WILL COME A DAY WHEN I CAN NO LONGER RUN. TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY.”
30. “RUN WHEN YOU CAN, WALK IF YOU HAVE TO, CRAWL IF YOU MUST; JUST NEVER GIVE UP.” Dean Karnazes
31. It’s always about the trail and never about you.
32. Trail running is better when you discover on your own rather than follow other people.
33. The difficulty in it is what makes it more appealing.
34. No matter what your motivation is, just keep running.
35. When you get used to it, it becomes part of you.
36. Yes think that way.
37. Everything must start small, so just work hard.
38. Always look for motivation and the drive to keep going.
39. Strive to leave a mark wherever you go.
40. Staying focused on the path and the goal will ensure you don’t give up.
41. Create your own destination and always push the limits.
42. Remember not to remain the same as you were yesterday; improve!
43. Trail running is a great way to connect to mother nature.
44. It is sometimes best to listen to your inner voice rather than listen to people’s opinion.
45. Maintaining balance is key to happy trail running.
46. Focus on the goal!
47. The speed doesn’t really matter; what matters is that you start and you don’t stop.
48. When you are running, don’t think of the distance, just focus on moving forward.
49. Trail running is a precious part of me.
50. Embrace the trail so that it becomes easier to overcome.
51. It’s that simple. – Peace, Love, Run.
52. Make the best use of it.
53. “The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” Paolo Coelho
54. “Any idiot can run a marathon, it takes a special kind of idiot to run an ultra marathon.” Alan Cabelly
55. “Comfort Is A Lie”
56. “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Dune
57. “Perhaps the genius of ultra running is its supreme lack of utility. It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot. There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers. But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time, there is more to life than logic and common sense. The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call from the deepest realms of their being — a call that asks who they are …” David Blaikie
58. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver
59. “My first ultra marathon took from me what I didn’t know I had and showed me what I didn’t know I was missing.”
60. “Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance and beautiful silence.” David Goggins
62. “Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way.” Mary Pearson
63. “Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.” Christopher McDougall
64. “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively, unless you can choose a challenge instead of a competence.” Eleanor Roosevelt
65. “Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.” William Barclay
66. “It doesn’t always get worse.” attributed to Ann Trason
67. “Awakenings are always terrifying, as they force you to realize that your past has been lived in confinement. The most disturbing part is when you recognize that the shackles holding you down are largely ones you have placed upon yourself.” Dean Karnazes
68. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” T.S. Eliot
69. “If it’s a nod from society you’re looking for, run a marathon. But if it’s a life-changing experience of personal strength and perseverance that you want, finish an ultra.” Vanessa Runs
70. “Endurance races are a microcosm of life; you’re high, you’re low, in the race, out of the race, crushing it, getting crushed, managing fears, rewriting stories.” Travis Macy
71. “People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.” George Herbert Allen
72. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt
73. “Find the level of intolerance you can tolerate and stay there.” David Horton
74. “Life is a headlong rush into the unknown. We can hunker down and hope nothing hits us or we can stand tall, lean into the wind and say, ‘Bring it on, darlin’, and don’t be stingy with the jalapeños.’” JM “Red” Spicer
75. “Pain and suffering are often the catalysts for life’s most profound lessons.” Dean Karnazes
76. “Discomfort is the price of admission to a meaningful life.” Susan David
77. “For me, running is both exercise and a metaphor. Running day after day, piling up the races, bit by bit I raise the bar, and by clearing each level I elevate myself.” Haruki Murakami
78. “Sleep and water are my two biggest performance boosters.” Jim Walmsley
79. “We can all stop and quit when we hit our wall, when fatigue screams louder than purpose. And we can all take one more step.”
80. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” Dean Karnazes
81. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did.” Mark Twain
82. “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Aristotle
83. “It is unfair to man’s greatest achievements to behold a mountain sunrise.” PineTreePoet
84. “Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you’re not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you’re not demanding more from yourself – expanding and learning as you go – you’re choosing a numb existence. You’re denying yourself an extraordinary trip.” Dean Karnazes
85. “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” John F. Kennedy
86. “Ultra runners can fail like everyone else. But we’re unique in how fast, and gladly, we return to the arena.”
87. “Thresholds don’t exist in terms of our bodies. Our speed and strength depend on our body, but the real thresholds, those that make us give up or continue the struggle, those that enable us to fulfill our dreams, depend not on our bodies but on our minds and the hunger we feel to turn dreams into reality.” Kilian Jornet
88. “Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” George F Kennan
89. “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people.” Bill Bowerman
90. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” Lance Armstrong
91. “I always tell my athletes, don’t confuse difficulty with failure.” Eric Orton
92. “People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they’ll go to any length to live longer. But I don’t think that’s the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running…” Haruki Murakami
93. “There are a million reasons to be miserable. It only takes one to be happy.” Amelia Boone
94. “Never give power to your pain.” Jason Mosel
95. “The worst thing that can happen to a man is to become civilized.” David Goggins
96. “Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” David McCullough Jr.
97. “I’ve always had the feeling that nothing is impossible is one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. If you want to do it, you can do it.” Nellie Bly
98. “I don’t want you to overcome fear of failure, I want you to be afraid of failure.” Jocko Willink
99. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt
100. “There are lessons in life that can only be learned through fairly massive deviations from our normal, comfortable routines. These lessons alter our perspective on life and better equip us to deal with life’s unforeseen challenges. They can sharpen our optimism and generate a deeper appreciation for the simple things in life.” Jared Campbell
101. “Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic.” Tim Noakes
102. “The human body is capable of amazing physical deeds. If we could just free ourselves from our perceived limitations and tap into our internal fire, the possibilities are endless.” Dean Karnazes
103. “I am not afraid to fail; to get lost, to dream, to be myself, to find. I am not afraid to live.” Kilian Jornet
104. “Your greatest moments won’t come on race day. They’ll come on those training days when you realize you have what it takes.”
105. “I’m not the strongest. I’m not the fastest. But I’m really good at suffering.” Amelia Boone
106. “There’s no way to un-run an ultramarathon. The world is the same but your view of yourself is now fundamentally different.” Paul Butzi
107. “The word adventure has gotten overused. For me, when everything goes wrong–that’s when adventure starts.” Yvon Chouinard
108. My feeling is that any day I’m too busy to run is a day that I am too busy. John Bryant
109. Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Christopher McDougall
110. I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner. Bart Yasso
111. The miracle isn’t that I finished. the miracle is I had the courage to start. John Bingham
112. If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. Priscialla Welch
113. Don’t dream of winning, train for it! Mo Farah
114. If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. John Bingham
115. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. George Sheehan
116. Long distance running is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. Rich Davis
117. Relish the bad training runs. Without them, it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones. Pat Teske
118. It’s okay to struggle. It’s not okay to give up. Gabe Grunewald
119. I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to self-satisfaction. Steve Prefontaine
120. Running is the greatest metaphor for life because you get out of it what you put into it. Oprah Winfrey
121. Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
122. We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves…The more restricted our society and work become, the more necessary it will be to find some outlet for this craving for freedom. No one can say, ‘You must not run faster than this, or jump higher than that.’ The human spirit is indomitable. Roger Bannister
123. If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you. Fred DeVito
124. Runners are made when no one else is watching.
125. Running is that big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks, are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today. Peter Maher
126. Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’ – the answer is usually YES. Paul Tergat
127. We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. Jesse Owens
128. Running is alone time that lets my brain unspool the tangles that build up over days. Rob Haneisen
129. When you run the road belongs to you. Tony Sorenson
130. Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible, nothing unattainable. Kara Goucher
131. I’m alone, but I’m not lonely. I like who I am. I like who I’m becoming. Deena Kastor
132. Running is therapy anyone can afford. Toni Sorensen
133. 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
134. Running has taught me, perhaps more than anything else, that there’s no need to fear starting lines or other new beginnings. Amby Burfoot
135. The pain of running relieves the pain of living. Jacqueline Simon Gunn
136. If you don’t have answers to your problems after a four-hour run, you ain’t getting them. Christopher McDougall
137. A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything.
138. One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.
139. I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. Ronald Rook
140. You don’t stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running. Christopher McDougall
141. I’ll be happy if running and I can grow old together. Haruki Murakami
142. Someday you won’t be able to do this. Today is not the day.
143. The voice inside your head that says you can’t do this is a liar.
144. A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. Steve Prefontaine
145. Run like hell and get the agony over with. Clarence DeMar
146. Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. William James
147. Nothing, not even pain lasts forever. Kim Cowart
148. But I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. Meb Keflezighi
149. Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. John Trautmann
150. Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes