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I’m Capable Of More Than I’ve Ever Imagined

So this is just a little something that I posted on instagram last night, but I wanted to share it here with you guys as well! 🙂 It’s kinda short, sweet, and too the point, but I’ve found that somethings are better that way.

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“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
-John Bingham ✨


5 years ago if you would have told me I was going to become a dedicated runner I would have laughed in your face. I was never an athletic person and found running to be some kind of awful torture forced upon us by gym teachers and coaches.

3 years ago if you would have told me in just a year I’d cross the finish line of my first half marathon I would have called you crazy. Sure I was a “runner” (back then I wasn’t so sure about that though), but I was slow and running was painful and I thought I’d never be able to cover more than 5 miles.

Now here I am in the middle of 2017. I’m training for my 3rd half marathon, a 6 mile interval workout has quickly become one of my all time favorites, and I don’t even bat an eye when I see a 10 mile run on my training plan. Running can still be painful, I’m still slow, and some days I absolutely hate it. But I’ve proven to myself time and time again that I’m capable of more than I’ve ever imagined. I just had to find the courage to start. And once I did, I realized that I could do anything as long as I kept moving forward. 🏃🏻‍♀️

 

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31 Day Blog Challenge: Favorite Quote

Oh man, I love a good motivational quote just as much as the next guy, but I don’t know if I have a single favorite. I mean, it really depends on the day and how I’m feeling I guess. So yeah, there’s no way I can just pick one. That would be like asking me to pick my all time favorite song. I just couldn’t do it! How about a nice list of some quotes I really like? Because who doesn’t like a nice list? 🙂

  • “The bigger the risks, the better off you are. Otherwise you’re just boring.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
  • “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” ~ John Bingham
  • “Running isn’t about how far you go, but how far you’ve come.” ~ Bart Yasso
  • “I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself, and that is so important.” ~ Beth Ditto
  • “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”  ~ Haruki Murakami
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” ~ Christopher McDougall
  • “Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” ~ Lynn Jennings
  • “To do something that you feel in your heart that’s great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that’s successful is a series of mistakes.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong
  • “Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.” ~ Unknown
  • “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller
  • “Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” ~ Unknown
  • “Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say fuck it.” ~ Johnny Knoxville
  • “Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirements, just 100% commitment to greatness.” ~ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • “Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.” ~ Maurice Greene

 

Motivation Monday: Quotes

I’ve been having some trouble getting up and going in the morning as of late. I don’t know about you, but reading motivational quotes usually gives me the kick in the pants that I need to get up, do my run, then get on with my day. 

“Running isn’t about how far you go, but how far you’ve come.” ~ Bart Yasso

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” ~ Lynn Jennings 

“The bigger the risks, the better off you are. Otherwise you’re just boring.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong 

“Running is nothing more than a series of arguments between the part of your brain that wants to stop and the part that wants to keep going.” ~ Unknown 

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ~ Robert H. Schuller 

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”  ~ Haruki Murakami

“Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving.” ~ Maurice Greene

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” ~ George S. Patton

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.” ~ John Bingham

Favorite Quotes

I don’t know about you, but I could use some motivation on this marvelous Monday morning (positive thinking goes a long way, right?) So let’s kick off the week with a list of my current favorite quotes! 👍🏻😄

“I have no control over what people think of me but I have 100% control of what I think of myself, and that is so important.” ~ Beth Ditto

“If you don’t think you were born to run you’re not only denying history. You’re denying who you are.” ~ Christopher McDougall

“Honestly, you just take a deep breath and say fuck it.” ~ Johnny Knoxville

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison

“Continuous effort -not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential.” ~ Winston Churchill

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” ~ Stephen McCraine

“To do something that you feel in your heart that’s great, you need to make a lot of mistakes. Anything that’s successful is a series of mistakes.” ~ Billie Joe Armstrong

“Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.” ~ Unknown

“Being a true badass has no weight or gender requirements, just 100% commitment to greatness.” ~ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” ~ Haruki Murakami