Running in winter quotes

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

Running in the snow has its own special qualities – softness, quiet, the white landscape – and it can make you feel like a kid again.

There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

If you start skipping runs because the weather’s too lousy, pretty soon you start missing runs because the weather’s too nice!

Tough conditions just make you stronger. Don’t think ! Just run.

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.

No matter how bad you feel, there is always someone out there who feels worse and is still moving.

Summer bodies are earned on the winter roads.

This is about doing something difficult and not stopping when it becomes not just difficult, but cold and difficult…or cold and wet and difficult…or cold and wet and dark and difficult.

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Funny race signs

Some funny race signs, featuring some popular memes :

– courage wolf

courage-wolf

– insanity wolf

insanity-wolf

– you think this is a mother fucking game dog

dog-pink

– confessional bear

confession-bear

– grumpy cat

grumpy-cat

– pickup line panda

pickupline_panda

– stoner dog

stoner-dog

– sitting frog

sitting-frog

– fabulous cat

fabulous-cat

– sad owl

sad-owl

– most interesting cat in the world

most interesting cat

Rise and shine!

6 am and your hand can’t make it to the alarm clock before the voices in your head start telling you that it’s too early, too dark and too cold to get out of bed. Aching muscles lie still in rebellion pretending not to hear your brain commanding them to move. A legion of voices are shouting their unanimous permission for you to hit the snooze button. Go back to dreamland!

But you didn’t ask their opinion. The voice you’ve chosen to listen to is one of defiance! The voice that said there was a reason that you set that alarm in the first place. So sit up. Put your feet on the floor and don’t look back because we’ve got work to do.

Welcome to the grind! For what is each day but a series of conflicts between the right way and the easy way10,000 streams span out like a River Delta before you, each one promising the path of least resistance. The thing is you’re  headed upstream and when you make that choice, when you decide to turn your back on what’s comfortable, what’s safe and what some would call common sense.

Well that’s Day 1From there is only gets tougher! So just make sure this is something that you want. Because the easy way out will always be there. Ready to wash you away!

All you have to do is pick up your feet. But you aren’t going to are you? With each step comes the decision to take another. You’re on your way now, but this is no time to dwell on how far you have come. You’re in a fight against an opponent you can’t see, but oh you can feel him on your heels can’t ya. Feel him breathing down your neck. You know what that is? That’s you. Your fears, your doubts, your insecurities all lined up like a firing squad ready to shoot you out of the sky. But don’t lose heart. While they are not easily defeated, they are far from invincible.

Remember, this is the grind, the Battle Royale between you and your mind. Your body and the devil on your shoulders who is telling you that ” This is just a game. This is just a waste of time. Your opponents are stronger than you”. Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat! Burn away your self doubt with the fire beneath you. Remember what we are fighting for and never forget that momentum is a cruel mistress. She can turn on a dime with the smallest mistake. She is ever searching for the weak place in your armor. That one tiny feeling that you forgot to prepare for. So as long as the devil is hiding the details, the question remains: “Is that all you got? Are you sure?”

When the answer is yes, you’ve done all you can to prepare yourself for battle, then it’s time to go forth and boldly face your enemy. The enemy within! Only now you must take that fight into the open. Into hostile territory.

You are a lion in a field of lions, all hunting the same elusive prey with a desperate starvation that says victory is the only thing that can keep you alive. So believe that voice that says you can run a little faster and you can throw a little harder, and that for you the laws of physics are merely a suggestion.  Luck is the last dying wish of those who want to believe that winning can happen by accident. Sweat on the other hand is for those who know it’s a choice. So decide now because destiny waits for no man.

And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you that you’re not ready for it, listen instead to that lone voice of descent, that one voice that says:  “you are ready” “you are prepared”. It’s all up to you now!

So Rise and shine! FIND YOUR GREATNESS

 This is the transcribed version of a great  motivational video : Nike: Rise and Shine! Find your Greatness

Motivational ads

I believe in myself! I believe in the run! 

  • I believe it starts one step at a time and I have no idea where my dreams will take me
  • I believe my biggest inspiration is the person in front of me
  • I believe no decision should be made while running up hill
  • I believe that when I think is over, I can always dig a little deeper
  • I believe in redefining my impossible
  • I believe in myself

What is strong? Is it muscle? Or is it something more?

  • Is it measured in miles or milliseconds?
  • Is it your best time or your worst day?
  • Maybe strong is just what you have left when you’ve used up all your weak…

Greatness. It’s just something we made up. Find your greatness

  • Greatness is not some rare DNA strand, its not some precious thing.
  • Greatness is no more unique to us than breathing.
  • We’re all capable of it. Find Your Greatness

I’m made of sport!

  • I’m made of belief not barriers
  • I’m made of sweat not swagger
  • I’m made of everything to come not just what has been
  • I’m made of sport

Funny quotes

I run so I can eat … And, of course, for sanity and stress relief, but mostly for food … I love food

Run? I thought they said rum…

It’s not sweat … Your fat cells are crying.

Chuck Norris never ran a marathon!

The truth is you can always run faster but sometimes the truth hurts

Life is short… running makes it seem longer.

Running is like banging your head against a brick wall. It feels so good when you finish.

Runners will survive the zombie apocalypse

Running won’t kill you, you’ll pass out first!

Running: because golf, football, and rugby only take one ball

It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.

“WTF? (Where’s The Finish?)”

When you don’t give up – you can not fail :)

Gabriela Andersen si Derek Redmond … doi atleti ale caror povesti au inspirat milioane de oameni… doua dovezi ca de multe ori prin vointa se pot realiza atat de multe.

La olimpiada din 1984, o elvetianca de 40 de ani a uimit lumea la proba de maraton. Dupa 41 din cei 42 de kilometri,  atat de aproape de final, corpul sau a cedat brusc. Aproape ca s-a tarat pana la final, dar a refuzat cu indarjire ajutorul medicilor care sarisera sa o ajute, pentru ca orice ajutor venit din partea oficialilor ar fi dus la descalificare.

400 de metri parcursi in aproape 5 minute dar care au ramas celebri si peste aproape 30 de ani…

Peste doar 8 ani, un englez, se numara printre favoritii la medalii in proba de 400 metri. Aproape de jumatatea cursei din semifinale coapsa sa dreapta a cedat.  S-a prabusit in durere, a strans insa din dinti, s-a ridicat si s-a indreptat spre linia de finish in ovatiile unui intreg stadion.

Raspunsurile lor au fost in mare aceleasi … Nu e logic sa incerci sa termini o cursa? Sportul nu inseamna numai sa cistigi, ci sa te bucuri ca ai putut concura contra celor mai buni