Inspiration: We All Cross That Same Finish Line

Dean Karnazes trail running in the Italian Dolomites

Eventually we all cross that same finish line. What matters, I guess, is how you choose to run the race.

—Dean Karnazes

Inspiration: Winning Doesn’t Always Mean Getting First Place

Meb Keflezighi wins the 118th Boston Marathon

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In honour of Meb Keflezighi‘s historic victory at the 118th Boston Marathon, here is an  inspirational passage from his autobiography,  Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion’s Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream.

I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself. One of my greatest joys is inspiring other people to perform at their best.

—Meb Keflezighi

Here’s a video of Meb crossing the finish line at Boston:

Inspiration: Running — Gentle, Deep, Irrational, Savage & Wild

Running Wild“There’s nothing quite so gentle, deep and irrational as our running — and nothing so savage, and so wild.”

—Bernd Heinrich

Inspiration: Challenge = Change

Running Challenge

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.

Fred DeVito, Fitness expert, Exhale Spa

Inspiration: I Will

“I’m glad to be here right now, poking at my threshold. I want to get more comfortable being uncomfortable. I want to get more confident being uncertain. I don’t want to shrink back just because something isn’t easy. I want to push back, and make more room in the area between I can’t and I can. Maybe that spot is called I will.

Kristin Armstrong

What WILL you work to accomplish as a runner?  Let me know in the comments.