I like to collect inspiring quotes for and about runners. In the Runners World discussion board, I’ve asked the members to give me the quotes they love about running. One of my favorites is the following:
There is no such thing as too early.
There is no such thing as too cold.
There is no such thing as too far.
I am a runner.
It speaks of the dedication of the runner, and the need that she has to run. It is true that once you have started running regularly, you will no longer feel the dread of having to get up and run. In fact, the opposite will happen–you will dread not being able to run! Running can be addicting. Whenever I could not run, and see people doing laps at the University, I would feel quite envious and physically restless. Of course, it’s psychological, but it’s an “addiction” I am quite willing to continue. (Caveat: Any addiction or extreme occupation with something is not good. Even running has to be regulated when one’s health is at risk!)
Emil Zatopek’s words echo this:
If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then willpower is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s beside the point. It’s simply that I just have to.
Cool, huh? Anyway, here’s another one:
There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighborhoods you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open. – Nike
I also love this quote. It conjures the image of a lonely runner, pounding kilometers on a long stretch of country road, doing nothing but what she loves most. There is no one and nothing who can come between her and the road that she has to run. Whenever I take my vacations in the province, I run in the national highway which is (sometimes) empty of people and vehicles early in the morning. In front of me and behind me are long stretches of concrete. The sea is on my left, and the mountainside is on my right. The air is cool, and the sun has not risen so high yet. It’s a lovely lovely time to run, and I feel so blessed that I am able to enjoy it!
hi aleah,<BR/><BR/>paul here (upm 04). wow, you really are into running.:) nice blog. i enjoyed reading it. are you joining the adidas KOTR on mar 11? how do you register for that one? would you know kung kealn mag start yung clinic ni noah? i signed up for it din. thanks.<BR/><BR/>paul v. (upm `04)
…just discovered your blog in pinoyrunners. seems interesting!run well! -resty refuerzo
Hi! I’m a runner from Malaysia. Great running blog there. I’m planning to run in Philippines. What are the "must run" event there? Salamat po!
Hi RunWitMe! We have a lot of major running events in the Philippines. The next one is the adidas King of the Road Race on March 11. But maybe the more feasible one for you would be the New Balance run sometime in May. There’s a 25k and a 10k. Hope you can make it!
Wow… You are a runner!<BR/><BR/>I took particular note of this line – In front of me and behind me are long stretches of concrete. The sea is on my left, and the mountainside is on my right. The air is cool, and the sun has not risen so high yet. It’s a lovely lovely time to run, and I feel so blessed that I am able to enjoy it!<BR/><BR/>I have always loved to have myself photographed on a run
hi caloy, it’s my dream as well to have a friend who’s a good photographer and who can capture the scene i just described. i guess we’re all inspired by the photos in Runners’ World! 😉
nancy endrinal says
hey aleah!<BR/><BR/>this is really a cool blog! it inspires me to take up running again. i’m into walking now, and i feel i can walk for miles. but yeah, it is different. i think it’s the experience of freeing yourself from the weight of your body as you speed through space….
nancy endrinal says
hey aleah!<BR/><BR/>really cool blog! it inspires me to take up running again — and i will soon :)<BR/><BR/>see you soon!
hi nancy! the best thing i like about running is the feeling of being one with nature. i feel the wind in my hair, the earth under my shoes, and of course, the imaginary lions running after me. hehe.