Dreamers of the Day

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible." -T.E. Lawrence, "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"

Friday, October 07, 2005

Chicago

"If you want to run, then run a mile. If you want to experience another life, run a marathon."
- Emil Zatopek

"The only way to define your limits is by going beyond them." – Anonymous

"DO or DO NOT. There is no TRY" - Jedi Master Yoda (Star Wars)

"pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity." - Michael Johnson

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming." - Frank Shorter

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible." - Doug Larson

"The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare."
- Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

"I'd like do better than the first time [a 2:38:47 in 1998]. I reached the Willis Avenue Bridge near mile 20 and it was a whole new world of hurt I knew nothing about."
Tom Nohilly, top ranked US steeplechaser, reflecting on his first marathon attempt - the NYC Marathon in 1998

"Running has given me the courage to start, the determination to keep trying, and the childlike spirit to have fun along the way. Run often and run long, but never outrun your joy of running." -Julie Isphording, Marathon winner

"You have to think that you can't quit. Your brain wants to quit, but you have to fight it. It has nothing to do with speed, and everything to do with finishing."
-Abe Weintraub (completed 9 NYC Marathons between age 80 and 90)

"You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go Y
ou only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo"
-Lose Yourself, Eminem

"Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness." -Dostoyevsky (Russian writer)

"I believe God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure." Ian Charleson as Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire

"Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us."-Hebrews 12:1


Oh crap this is going to hurt....

5 Comments:

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Emily said...

It's gonna hurt SO good.

Seriously, It'll be amazing. Mile 26 is going to be amazing.

Be blessed, and I'll be thinkin' about you...

 
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You did great!!! What a beautiful day (well minus the freezing wind) it was......

 
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