Most men take the straight and narrow. A few take the road less traveled. I chose to cut through the woods."
Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. - Unknown
Some individuals dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. - Beth Lukens, Florida State runner
Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not. - Dr. George Sheehan
If I am still standing at the end of the race, hit me with a board and knock me down, because that means I didn’t run hard enough. - Steve Jones
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. -Lance Armstrong
Marathoning is like cutting yourself unexpectedly. You dip into the pain so gradually that the damage is done before you are aware of it. Unfortunately, when the awareness comes, it is excruciating. - John Farrington, Australian marathoner
I welcome any other thoughts, jokes, top 10 lists..anything I can put into my speech so I don't sound like a total cornball. It will be hard enough to be a room full of people running for something that is so important to us and I think I would rather have an uplifting and positive story to tell the night before running the longest thing I have ever done in my life. Don't you agree? :)