Running's little encouragements for the new year

  • Enjoy the spirit that propels you. Run for life.
  • Run and smile. "Smile" is "mile" with an "s".
  • Compliment the efforts of other runners.
  • Thy children shall run for enjoyment with your gentle encouragement.
  • Don't criticize volunteers. They make the race possible.
  • Respect slow runners. It's harder to run slower because it takes longer.
  • Don't drop out. Achievement comes to those who run the full distance.
  • Others may judge you; smile and understand we are all imperfect.
  • Learn from losing and you'll always win.
  • A medal does not make you a winner; your actions make you a winner.
  • Run to win but remember, you win when you run.
  • Life's road is longer for runners... and better.
  • Visualize. Know you can accomplish what you allow.
  • Be not always driven; enjoy being tranquil, refuel for the long run.
  • Share knowledge with others and their improvement shall be your reward.
  • Accept praise with gentleness and you shall enjoy harmony.
  • Travel to new races and places - and enjoy new faces.
  • The long road reveals who and what you are.
  • For every uphill, there is a downhill.
  • Keep going, it avoids defeat.
  • Suffering must be experienced to know the full measure of joy.
  • Eliminate limitations for they are imposed only by you.
  • Ride your feet, fly without effort, soar and glide.
  • Go where only discoverers can go. Running is an enjoyable hurt.
  • We do know our purpose in life. It is to finish.

Credits - would like to thank the Running Journal website ( for the authorization to reprint the article "Running's Little Encouragements for 2014" by Bruce Morrison.

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