Tuesday, October 7, 2008

XC motivation

Take and run Thursday

On this post you will find a couple of my favorite quotes. Hopefully they will provide some motivation for you cross country runners approaching gut check time!

"It is simply that we can all be good boys and wear our letter sweaters around and get our little degrees and find some nice girl to settle, you know, down with...Or we can blaze! Become legends in our own time, strike fear in the heart of mediocre talent everywhere! We can scald dogs, put records out of reach! Make the stands gasp as we blow into an unearthly kick from three hundred yards out! We can become God's own messengers delivering the dreaded scrolls! We can race black Satan himself till he wheezes fiery cinders down the back straightaway....They'll speak our names in hushed tones, 'those guys are animals' they'll say! We can lay it on the line, bust a gut, show them a clean pair of heels. We can sprint the turn on a spring breeze and feel the winter leave our feet! We can, by God, let our demons loose and just wail on!"
Quentin Cassidy, fictional miler in running cult classic, Once a Runner by John Parker

"A runner is a miser, spending the pennies of his energy with great stinginess, constantly wanting to know how much he has spent and how much longer he will be expected to pay. He wants to be broke precisely the moment he no longer needs his coin." -John Parker, Once a Runner

Wail on fellow animals and misers!


Nat said...

I think I am a legend in my own mind...

(Love second one.)

Jason said...

Great quotes!!

And that video you posted in the earlier post just rocks...I may have to snag that video for a posting :)

kara said...

I need to learn that savings practice ; )