Joe Henderson: Your toughest opponent

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author

 

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    English: Obstacle This is one of the obstacles...

    English: Obstacle This is one of the obstacles on the toughest mountain bike trail on Whiteash Hill. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Joe Henderson: Being tough

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep

Jared Allen chasing down the back on the sweep (Photo credit: rburtzel)

 

Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don’t so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head.

Joe Henderson, running coach and author 

 

 

 

Milan Kundera: Vertigo

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo Fear of falling No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
Milan Kundera

Vertigo (U2 song)

Vertigo (U2 song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Rene Descartes: Candles in the wind

René Descartes

René Descartes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? ”
Rene Descartes.

Ready?

Judith Light

Judith Light (Photo credit: Alan Light)

“People can only do what they are ready to do when they are ready to do it. ”
Judith Light

Winning

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale s...

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale since 1971 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It’s only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.

Amby Burfoot, Editor-at-Large, Runner’s World

Carl Jung: No recipe for living

Carl Jung

Carl Jung (Photo credit: Psychology Pictures)

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.”
—Carl Jung.

Poppycock

“I’m not going to let anybody come down at night like Nicodemus and whisper something in my ear that no one else can hear. That is not executive privilege it is poppycock.”
—Sam James Ervin Jr.

Michel de Montaigne: 'cos it was me, 'im meself

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish pain...

Painting by Thomas de Leu (Franco-Flemish painter and engraver, 1560–1612, active 1580-1610). An engraving of this painting was published in the first edition of Montaigne’s Essais, 1617. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself. ”
Michel de Montaigne.

Lewis Carroll: Wings

Lewis Carroll in "The Hunting of the Snar...

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings. Of why the ocean is burning hot, and whether pigs have wings.
Lewis Carroll