These are quotes that I've collected over the years, and I will continue updating as I collect more.  I try to focus on some of these and remember them during tough times or stressful training.  I hope they offer some level of inspiration to you.

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."
-Jerry Rice, Football Player

"You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S. Patton

"Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever."
-Lance Armstrong

"You rarely regret the runs you do; you almost always regret the runs you skip."

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

-John Bingham

"Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people."
-Nido Qubein

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."
William Arthur Ward

"Pain is weakness leaving the body."

The U.S. Marine Corps

"I am building a fire, and every day I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."
Mia Hamm

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
~Winston Churchill

"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."

~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

"There are two aspects in life that will haunt you for the rest of your life that will last forever: Regret and Glory…which one do you want burned into the memories of your soul – Regret or Glory?”
~Jono Senk, Former US Army Ranger

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”
~William Arthur Ward

"The will to win means nothing if you haven't the will to prepare."

~Juma Ikangaa, 1989 NYC Marathon winner

"There will be days you don't think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have." -Unknown

"You might as well run...walking is only going to make the course longer."
~Randy Coffee

"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity."

~Michael Johnson

"Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement."
~Brian Tracy

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."


"Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don't have races anyway. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up."

~Amby Burfoot

"Fear is an imagination that controls you. Faith is an imagination that you control."
~Joe Schommer

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."

~Sir Edmund Hillary

“Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”
~Douglas MacArthur

"One who wants to do something will find a way; one who doesn't will find an excuse."