“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”
“The finish line is the same for all runners. How we get there and what we do along the way are what matters most. The journey defines us.”
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”
“No one ever drowned in sweat.”
“I tell our runners to divide the race into thirds. Run the first part with your head, the middle part with your personality, and the last part with your heart.”
“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it’s all about.”
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian
Look up. Get up. And don’t EVER give up.