Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Words to Run By

Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.  John Bingham: An American marathon runner and author, nicknamed "The Penguin", who has achieved widespread recognition for promoting the walking of long-distance race courses to the general public/ His writings are characterized by his espousal of the belief that the goals of running are to have fun and finish—and that for a vast majority of amateur athletes running fast should not be the only aim.
As seen on gadsdenhealth.org
In anticipation of our inaugural Mainely Running class this morning I thought this was the perfect quote to start the day! We know there are lots of nerves and anxious anticipation this morning. We feel them, too. We're all in the same boat. Trying something new is nerve wracking. Pushing what you think are your own physical limitations and testing beliefs you have about yourself complicates things ever further. We totally get that.

Mainely Running, the class, will be great! I know it will. Running with Jen and Amy and our 3 other Sole Sisters and connecting with folks at the Y through various fitness classes has enriched my life in so many ways. I've met such strong women who inspire each other and motivate each other. That's what Mainely Running is all about. You'll see that. I just know it!

Previously on Mainely Running