Monday, February 13, 2012

Motivation Monday: Runners Creeds

 I had a fabulous 14.5 mile run yesterday.  The sun was shining and there was minimal wind.  It is a little funny to me now that I used to set my limit for running in the cold in the high 20s and no wind.  Now I look at the thermometer and when I see 11 degrees F  I think "Oh good, that is pretty warm"  I think that is what happens when you run in -30 just one time.  At least for me anyway :)

I have also been enjoying reading everyone's recaps of their virtual runs for Sherry Arnold.  So neat to see the running community all around the world come together to tell mean people to suck it.

 I got to searching around on the internet yesterday after I found the runners prayer on Mama Needs to Run and found a couple of Running creeds that I thought to share with you today.

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and this video has been going around I think but I just finally watched it yesterday and LOVED it!
This is my run
There are many others like it
But this one is mine
My run is my haven
It is my life
I must master it as I must master my life
Without me, my run is nothing
Without my run, I am nothing
I must run this road's true
I must run faster than the stress of the world that's working to drag me down
I must outrun stress before it overruns me
I will
I swear this creed
My run and I are defenders of my sanity.
We are the master of my body
We are the saviors of my life
So be it
Until victory is mine, and nothing remains
But peace.

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  1. These are great! So many great reasons to run. We defintely all have our own.

  2. So many great creeds there. Thanks for sharing.

    Yeah, I'd guess a run in sub-zero temps would put cold into perspective!

  3. It was 29 degrees outside yesterday morning and I complained about standing in it for a few minutes! I don't think I have ever been in a negative temperature. I just read about your jury duty. I was sent the letter but they ended up picking someone else. I also loved the look of the rainbow birthday cake! Hope all is well!

  4. Great post! I was debating doing 12 miles today. I can't go until late afternoon when I'll have been on my legs all day, but this makes me want to try!

  5. It is amazing what perspective a freezing day can bring!! I love those creeds!!

  6. Love, love, LOVE reading runner's creeds, they are always so poignant and inspired and simply put. Love this post!

  7. That's saying something when you think 11 degrees is warm LOL. That's the coldest it's been here this winter and I was whining about how super cold that was.

  8. These are certainly inspiratonal! Thanks for sharing them. :)

  9. These are awesome!!
    I figure since we run about the same speed, I'll come your way and we can hit the trails running!
    I would love to run on some dirt roads with you, a dog and a few cows. :-)

  10. LOVE THESE!! and great job getting your run in that COLD!

  11. Christy you look so hardcore in that runners creed photo....I may just print it out. Your hair is seriously amazing....that was the point of this post right? hot runner's hair! lol

    and I love these motivations. I always need them on monday

  12. This is so great! I loved reading these creeds. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Wonderful motivation for this Monday Christy. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. :)

  14. oh I love these...the one on your picture is my favorite....
    thank you for posting them.

    did you enter my jewelry giveaway?

  15. Haha I love how that last runner's creed sounds a lot like the creed they teach Marine's about their guns. :)

  16. There are so many of them out there, but I seriously love all runner's creeds and inspirational quotes. They never get old.

  17. It's all about the attitude. I don't know cold like you do, but I prefer the cold days for running.

  18. -30? You are my new hero :) Love the sayings!!

  19. This gave me chill bumps as I read it. Thanks for sharing!

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