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#1. Fitness is just a stage you pass through on the way to becoming a racer. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#2. The real competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#3. Of all the races, there is no better stage for heroism than a marathon. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#4. The most important thing I learned [from running] is that there is only one runner in this race, and that is me. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#5. Nothing is more certain than the defeat of a man who gives up. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#6. If you want to win anything - a race, yourself, your life - you have to go a little berserk. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#7. Exercise: you don't have time not to - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#8. Once you have decided that winning isn't everything, you become a winner. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#9. People begin running for any number of motives, but we stick to it for one basic reason-to find out who we really are. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#10. To keep from decaying, to be a winner, the athlete must accept pain - not only accept it, but look for it, live with it, learn not to fear it. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#11. The desire to run comes from deep within us - from the unconscious, the instinctive, the intuitive. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#12. Because until we write it down, we don't know what is actually at the root of our lives. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#13. Exercise is done against one's wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#14. Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#15. We who run ... are different from those who merely study us. We are out there experiencing what they are trying to put into words. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#16. Life is a positive-sum game. Everyone from the gold medallist to the last finisher can rejoice in a personal victory. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#17. The more I run, the more I want to run, and the more I live a life conditioned and influenced and fashioned by my running. And the more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#18. Have you ever felt worse after a run? - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#19. Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#20. Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#21. Sport is an essential element of education. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#22. Sport is singularly able to give us peak experience where we feel completely one with the world and transcend all conflicts as we finally become our own potential. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#23. There are as many reasons for running as there are days in a year ... But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#24. I have met my hero, and he is me. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#25. Why race? The need to be tested, perhaps; the need to take risks; and the chance to be number one. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#26. I have a bumper sticker that Bowen created that says Regardless of my kids grades, they have an 'A' in my book'. Without play the child that still lives in all of us will always be incomplete. And not only physically, but creatively, intellectually, and spiritually as well. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#27. If marathoners finish they win. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#28. Play is where life lives - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#29. The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#30. Running makes you an athlete in all areas of life ... trained in the basics, prepared for whatever comes, ready to fill each hour and deal with the decisive moment. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#31. Anything that changes your values changes your behavior. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#32. The answer to the big questions in running is the same as the answer to the big questions in life: Do the best with what you've got. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#33. Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#34. On the roads, I can see truth revealed whole without thought or reason. There I experience the sudden understanding that comes unasked, unbidden. I simply rest, rest within myself, rest within the pure rhythm of my running. And I wait. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#35. Fitness has to be fun. If it is not play there will be no fitness. Play, you see, is where the process. Fitness is merely the product. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#36. Success rests with having the courage and endurance and, above all, the will to become the person you are, however peculiar that may be. Then you will be able to say, I found my hero and he is me. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#37. If you want to find the answers to the Big Questions about your soul, you'd best begin with the Little Answers about your body. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#38. Do not tell me what to do, tell me what you do. Do not tell me what is good for me, tell me what is good for you. If, at the same time, you reveal the you in me, if you become a mirror to my inner self, then you have made a reader and a friend. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#39. There is no substitute for learning to live in our bodies. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#40. Life is the greatest experiment. Each of us is an experiment of one-observer and subject-making choices, living with them, recording the effects. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#41. To know you are one with what you are doing, to know that you are a complete athlete, begins with believing you are a runner. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#42. Listen to your body. Do not be a blind and deaf tenant. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#43. I run each day to preserve the self I attained the day before and to secure the self yet to be. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#44. To make your life a work of art, you must have the material to work with. The race, any race, is just such an experience. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#45. Every runner is an experiment of one. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#46. Like everyone else, I want to be challenged. I want to find out whether or not I am a coward. I want to see how much effort I can put out ... what I can endure ... if I measure up. Running allows that. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#47. I will not last forever. But I am damn well going to know I have been here. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#48. The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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#49. The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life. - Author: George A. Sheehan
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