"The reward of running hasn’t really been the medals or accolades or the records. It has been those moments of clearly seeing you’ve created a stronger version of yourself." - Jonathan Beverly Interview

“Joy is a practice. Our choices build up to be our habits.”

“I love when running gets hard because that's when I build character.” - RnR San Jose: Right before World Masters Record in 5K

"Giving back is like running. When you put in the passion & work, you become a better person because of it."

“Its going to hurt, but he pain goes away and the finish stays with our resume for life.”

"My fastest times may be behind me, but my best self is yet to come.”

“No event, person or obstacle can defeat you, if you see your days as a progression of who you want to be.”

"I may not be traveling the world and competing but I'll still be running repeats when I'm 60."

“The beauty of running is its simplicity; the beauty of runners is that we all have a similar drive to improve.”

“Goals aren’t just pursued in the moment, but in the choices we make throughout the day.”

“Running gives us physical strength, but what keeps me in the sport is the mental strength and clarity that running offers. This empowerment through running is what keeps me in the game.”

“A goal is just an awesome way to force growth upon yourself.” - Runners World October 2014

“We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success.”

“Moderation is a boring word, but if we fill our days with many wonderful things in moderation, we can thrive. Train, but enjoy it enough that it remains part of your routine. Work, but save some for tomorrow. Drink wine, but share the bottle.” 

“When you have the enthusiasm and passion, you end up finding out how to excel.”
“If you stay in your comfort zone, you won’t do anything special.”
“In my earlier years I was trying to define who I was in the sport, but now I am using the sport to define who I am as person.”
“Sometimes the moments that challenge us the most, define us.” – Opening of Spirit of the Marathon
“One step at a time, I get to make positive choices to fulfill my dreams.”
“Running empowers the individual, engages a family and unites a community.”
“Defining yourself doesn’t happen in one moment, but it is the sum of many small choices you make along the way. There are so many choices we make throughout the day and these choices will get us closer to our goal or take us further away.”
“Run in places you love with people you like. Enjoying your surroundings and training partners will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you.”
“Running in the morning has me appreciate all the choices that come later in the day. The choices I make after running seem healthier, wiser and more kind.”
“I’ve always taken the philosophy that you have to dream a little in this sport. If you stay in your comfort zone, you're not going to do anything special.”
“As athletes, we have ups and downs. Unfortunately, you can't pick the days they come on.”
“I love challenges and hurdles because they are opportunities.”
“I simply adore the exhaustion that comes with training hard.”
“The beauty of running is its simplicity; the beauty of runners is that we all have a similar drive to improve. We are either trying to run a personal best, or toeing the line for the first time, which will snowball into a future of trying to run personal bests. We road racers are a tight community of mileage-happy, limit-pushing athletes.”
“Enjoying your surroundings and teammates will strengthen your commitment to running and bring out the best in you.” 

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