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By Anonym 14 Sep

John Bingham

Running is not just exercise; it is a lifestyle.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Every human being born within the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

I didn't train all that time just to come here and get it over with as fast as I can

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

All from other lands, who by the terms of [congressional] laws and a compliance with their provisions become naturalized, are adopted citizens of the United States; all other persons born within the Republic, of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty, are natural born citizens. Gentleman [sic] can find no exception to this statement touching natural-born citizens except what is said in the Constitution relating to Indians.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

I'm not saying running could solve all of the world's problems, but I think it would be a good start.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

I'm not sure who invented dodgeball, but I can almost guarantee you that it wasn't the shortest kid in the class.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Bingham

It's only when movement becomes the most natural state in our lives that we can finally begin to enjoy the motion. And it's only when standing still becomes impossible that we can finally embrace the kinds of changes that are inevitable in our lives. We were not designed to stand still. If we were, we'd have at least three legs. We were designed to move. Our bodies are bodies that have walked across vast continents. Our bodies are bodies that have carried objects of art and war over great distances. We are no less mobile than our ancestors. We are athletes. We are warriors. We are human.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Frustration is the first step towards improvement. I have no incentive to improve if I'm content with what I can do and if I'm completely satisfied with my pace, distance and form as a runner. It's only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forwards.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

The joy is in the journey, not the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

I am a runner because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I am a runner because I say I am. And no one can tell me I'm not.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Crossing the starting line may be an act of courage, but crossing the finish line is an act of faith. Faith is what kepes us going when nothing else will. Faith is the emotion that will give you victory over your past, the demons in your soul, & all of those voices that tell you what you can & cannot do & can & cannot be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

Trying harder doesn’t always equal more success; it leads to more frustration, less satisfaction, and giving up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Every day gives you an opportunity to improve. With every run, you can try to be better. Not just a better runner, but a better person.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

What you learn is often determined by what you need to know. If you think you're weak, you will learn that you are strong. If you think you are indestructible, you will learn that you are fragile. In the end though, you will learn that you are human. You are no more and no less than all those who are learning their lessons as you learn yours.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

We run to undo the damage we've done to body and spirit. We run to find some part of ourselves yet undiscovered.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

As a runner, you have to face the truth about yourself on a regular basis, and it makes you more honest. You can't pretend to be faster than you are. You can't pretend that you are better prepared than you are. You cannot pretend to be a runner, you actually have to run.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Being inspired is fine for a week, and being motivated might work for a month or so, but to make any lifestyle change last a lifetime, you need dedication.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

The only magic in our lives as runners is the magic of consistency. Not every run will make you feel great.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Focus on where you are instead of where you wish you were. The joy will follow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Bingham

Marathons are about tenacity as much as talent.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Bingham

It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination. We have a better chance of seeing where we are when we stop trying to get somewhere else. We can enjoy every moment of movement, as long as where we are is as good as where we'd like to be. That's not to say that you need to be satisfied forever with where you are today. But you need to honor what you've accomplished, rather than thinking of what's left to be done (p. 159).

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Bingham

Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Bingham

Long Distance training can be a positive & constructive form of selfishness. After all, once you're at the starting line, you're there by yourself. No one can run a single step for you. No one can jump in & help you. No one but you can make the decisions about what to do to keep going. It's all up to you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Bingham

At age 43, when I decided to run again, I realized that the images used to describe runners didn't fit me. I wasn't a rabbit. I wasn't a gazelle or a cheetah or any of the other animals that run fast and free. But I wasn't a turtle or a snail either. I wasn't content anymore to move slowly through my life and hide in my shell when I was scared. I was a round little man with a heavy heart but a hopeful spirit. I didn't really run, or even jog. I waddled. I was a Penguin. This was the image that fit. Emperor-proud, I stand tallto face the elements of my life. Yes, I am round. Yes, I am slow. Yes, I run as thought my legs are tied together at the knees. But I am running. And that is all that matters.