When I first started running, I was so embarassed I’d walk when cars passed me. I’d pretend I was looking at the flowers. Joan Benoit-Samuelson, won the first-ever women’s marathon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics (via run-inthe-sun)

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It doesn’t matter how you start, it matters how you end. My coach talking to me after meltdown #2 of this week. “You’ve had a long, tough, interesting career so far kiddo, and it’s not over yet. This stuff, the training, this isn’t supposed to be scary. It doesn’t matter how you start, it matters how you finish.” (via a-pure-guts-race)

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