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450 Motivational Cross Country Running Quotes (2023)

1. “Not just running! Something that needs endurance! Something that needs stamina! Like, long-distance running! Cross-country running!” —Jim Jacobs


2. “My husband often remarked what a pity it was that a great country like America, which in Europe is still regarded as such a young nation, should be represented seemingly only by old or infirm men. ” — Grace Kelly


3. “Where is everyone going?”


4. “I remember looking at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and thinking, ‘What have I signed up for here?’ It's one of those things where you're like, ‘Okay, here we go!’ Your corral starts off and you start running, and I guess the adrenaline kind of gets you going, and you're literally off to the races; you're fine. — Al Roker


5. “She wants to ride, a horse cross country. She wants to feel, wind brush against her skin. ” — Anita Cochran


6. Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running.


7. “Cross country embodies risk, just like life. ” — Nick Steele


8. “In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished. ’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that. ” — Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder


9. “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. ” — Nelson Mandela


10. I run every day. It’s like medicine. — Jennifer Carpenter


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12. “Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is the ability to act effectively, in spite of fear.” -Donald Trump


13. “Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competitions, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. ” — Nelson Mandela


14. “Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. ”


15. “Different people have different reasons for racing, but one is simply the incentive to get out and run, increase mileage and feel good. ”


16. “I am a running joke. Waking up at 4:30 am and jogging anywhere from 11 to 23 miles has been nothing short of horrifying. — Ryan Reynolds


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18. Endurance Grounds You


19. “Running is something you can do and be alone in your thoughts, and I like that. — Carole Radziwill


20. “Like happiness, unhappiness usually springs from a comparison.” 


21. “I love running cross country… On a track, I feel like a hamster. ” —Robin Williams


22. Run like hell and get the agony over with. — Clarence DeMar


23. “It makes me feel like I can conquer anything that comes at me. I’m never tapped out. I’m never tired around my two kids. I owe a lot of that to running. ” — Travis Barker


24. “Exercise is so amazing from the inside out. I feel so alive and have so much energy. ”


25. “Pushing too hard, too soon is the most common cause of cross-country injuries. ” — Jeff Galloway


26. “Don't put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. ”


27. I love running cross country. On a track, I feel like a hamster. — Robin Williams


28. “Somewhere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. ”


29. “A wise traveler never despises his own country. ” — William Hazlitt


30. “Trade wars aren’t started by countries appealing to respected, independent trade authorities. Rather, trade wars begin when one country decides to violate international trade rules to undercut another country’s industries. ” — Ron Wyden


31. “Baby’s got some line! Get over to cross country. ”


32. If it hurts, make it hurt more


33. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ”  


34. “Remember all those hard training runs you did to get here. This is the payoff!”


35. “If cross country was easy, it would be called track. ”


36. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ” ~ Steve Prefontaine


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38. “Cross country taught me my own temporary weakness; excuses are temporary if you choose to let go of them. ” — Nick Steele


39. “In many ways, a race is analogous to life itself. Once it is over, it cannot be re-created. All that is left are impressions in the heart, and in the mind. ”


40. “Successful people understand the difference between what they can control and what they can't control and they do everything in their power to control the things that they can.” 


41. “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ”


42. Accept Pain as Part of Life


43. “A lot of people run a race to see who’s the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts. ”


44. “What does it say about a country that has to force its women into combat?” — Lauren Boebert


45. Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going! — Jillian Michaels


46. “East or west, there’s nothing like a cross-country race. ”


47. “I like trails more than roads. I’ve jumped over my share of rattlesnakes. I’ve seen mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats, skunks, hawks. ” — Reggie Miller


48. “I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world. ” — Eugene V. Debs


49. Be the Best Runner You Can Be


50. “Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.” 


51. Exercise is so amazing from the inside out. I feel so alive and have so much energy. — Vanessa Hudgens


52. “The purpose of running isn’t to win the race, it’s to test the limits of the human heart. ”


53. “There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible. ” — Elizabeth I


54. “Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport. ” — Chuck Norris


55. “It started to become what I looked forward to most; it was the only time I got to be in my own head. ”


56. “Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours with an Instagram caption that catches the eyes of your followers. ”


57. “Running is the basis of all the training that I do… it’s like an escape. ”


58. “The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It’s a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you’re nothing but hoof prints. ”–Ed Eyestone, Olympic marathoner, and distance runner


59. It's an acquired skill, being able to discuss your love life, children, and friends, all while you're running! But we have mastered it. — Reese Witherspoon


60. “Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competitions, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did, and it worked. ” — Nelson Mandela


61. “Fast running isn’t forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. ”


62. “The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat. ”


63. “Running is my private time, my therapy, my religion. ”


64. “Cross Country was invented so water would taste good. ”


65. “Climb mountains, not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.”


66. “All great achievements require time. ”


67. “One run can change your day, many runs can change your life. ”


68. “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”


69. “No half-times, no time-outs, no substitutions, no excuses. Run!”


70. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. ” — Jimmy Buffett


71. The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.


72. “Good things come slow – especially in distance running. ” — Bill Dellinger


73. “Cross country is all about sportsmanship. Until you try to pass me. ”


74. I like what it does for my mind. If I've had a bad day, if I'm feeling stressed out, if I'm feeling overwhelmed — it takes it all away. It's my antidote for everything. If I feel any sort of emotional upheaval, I go for a jog and I feel better. — Kelly Ripa


75. “May the course be with you. ”


76. “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. ”


77. “I really like cross-country. You’re one with the mud. ” — Lynn Jennings


78. “One country, one constitution, one destiny. ” — Daniel Webster


79. It’s Totally Worth It


80. “Any cook should be able to run the country. ” — Vladimir Lenin


81. “For running, looking around means embracing the process, including the ups and downs on the way. It means the same thing for life. If the goal is just to connect summits, you’ll probably grow to be indifferent about all the time you aren’t on top of a mountain.”


82. “I prayed for cross-country to go away. ” — Eileen Heisler


83. “As the Senator from the most populous and most diverse state in the nation – and as the first Latino Senator from California – let me just say: what a great country this is. ” — Alex Padilla


84. Fast running isn't forced. You have to relax and let the run come out of you. — Desiree Linden


85. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.”


86. “Cross Country: No half-times, no time-outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport. ”


87. “Keep growing, keep glowing, keep going and keep soaring!” 


88. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ”  


89. Enjoy the Journey


90. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ” ~ Oprah Winfrey


91. “Cross country: All it takes is all you got. ”


92. “I don't understand women that call themselves a "bitch". It doesn't empower a woman. Rather, it reveals to everyone that you were deeply hurt at one time. Because of the pain your still carrying, you will continue to hurt anyone that reminds you of those moments when you let your guard down and were fooled. Sadly, it sends a clear message to the observant that you are still hurt. If only women would realize that "we all" have moments of stupidity then they would stop comparing themselves to the masses.” 


93. “Look like a beauty, but train like a beast. ”


94. “Today the world cross-country championships is the highest regarded international competition in cross-country running. ” — Skye Arthur-Banning


95. “Real athletes run miles, not yards. ”


96. “Running is my cardio. ”


97. “When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting. ” — Doris Brown Heritage


98. “Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant your wishes. ”


99. “You cannot propel yourself forward by patting yourself on the back. ”


100. “All runners are tough. Everyone has to have a little fire in them, that even in tough times, can’t be turned off.”


101. Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. — John Trautmann


102. “Everyone in life is looking for a certain rush. Racing is where I get mine. ”


103. “We are designed to run and we increase our chance of daily happiness when we do so. ”


104. “Cross-country was introduced into the summer Olympic games in 1912 with Sweden taking the gold medal. ” — Skye Arthur-Banning


105. “I choose the things that I want to do, and they all revolve around one thing: food. Even my running has to do with food. I run to stay in shape so I can eat what I want. ” —Bobby Flay


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107. “I will do today what you won’t, so tomorrow I can do what you can’t. ”


108. “If it’s cross-country ski season, I’ll be out doing that, or snowshoeing up in Quebec. In my California home, I go to the local Y and I like doing yoga. It’s been hugely beneficial to me in injury avoidance. ” — Neil Peart


109. “It doesn’t matter how fast or how far you’re going. If you’re putting on your shoes and going out for a run, you are a runner, you are in that club.” 


110. If the sun comes up, I have a chance. — Venus Williams


111. “It’s more like a cross-country run. It’s a perfectly normal course of action for a man to alter his future plans, as he gets older and wiser. ” —Romeo Marrishaw


112. “Cross Country: Our Sport is Your Sport’s Punishment. ”


113. “In the winter, I enjoy cross-country skiing and raising orchids and amaryllises. If I could grow tropical flowers as perennials, I would, especially hibiscus and Mandevilla. ” — Diane Ackerman


114. “Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. ”


115. “Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself. ”


116. “Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, to love the trail, to love the pace on the track. And if some kid gets really good at it, that’s cool too. ”


117. “Cross-country runners are judged both as individuals and as a team. ” — Skye Arthur-Banning


118. “Most people have stop playing the game (living their dreams) and instead cheering with the crowd (following the masses). Just because they missed a penalty, a chance, an opportunity). Let nothing stop you! It’s time to start playing again, it’s your dream, it’s your baby, make it happen” 


119. “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.” 


120. “I love the way that it makes my body feel and it’s just my time for myself where I can get out there and think and let my mind go. — Laila Ali


121. Of all the sports I’ve tried, some have come and gone but running has always been there for me. It’s the simplest of things to do: shove your trainers on and just go. — Mel C, The Spice Girls


122. “Running has been my main form of exercise. I've been running five or six days a week. I love it. ” —Natalie Coughlin


123. “Somewhere in the world someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win.”— Tom Fleming


124. “The footing was really atrocious. I loved it. I really like cross country; you’re one with the mud. ”


125. “Great job!”


126. “When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. ”-Paul Brown


127. “Sweat and blood is all you have got. ”


128. You ARE a Runner. “It doesn't matter how fast or how far you're going. · 3. You Can 


129. “I've always felt that long, slow distance produces long, slow runners. ”


130. “Everybody has an opportunity in America. I don’t care if guys whine and complain about this or that. You know, no country affords its inhabitants the opportunities that the U. S. A. gives to its people. ” — Bobby Knight


131. “You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. ” — Frank Zappa


132. Running Helps You Live Life to the Fullest


133. Exercise is like meditation for me. And I'm giving myself that time . . . I cannot live without it now. When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically, and you just have a better day. — Minka Kelly


134. “Running is my meditation, mind flush, cosmic telephone, mood elevator and spiritual communion. ”


135. “Cross Country is like poker. You have to be holding five good cards all the time. ”


136. “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb


137. “Just running the streets was absolutely everything and more than I possibly expected. — Jennie Finch


138. “Cowards die many times before their deaths, the valiant never taste death but once. ”


139. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ” — Oprah Winfrey


140. I’ve always enjoyed exercise, especially outside, but I always assumed you needed to be a bit more of a fitness fan to go running. A few years or two ago when a friend suggested I give it a go and now I’m hooked! I still love Nordic walking and Pilates, but running is a new addition to my exercise routine and I’m so pleased to have found it. — Liz Earle


141. “India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people. ” — Manmohan Singh


142. “Just stick with it. What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up. ”


143. “Don’t bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself. ” ~ William Faulkner


144. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. ”


145. What I want is to be number one.


146. “One run can change your day, many runs can change your life. ” — Unknown


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148. “My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. ”


149. All it takes is all you got.


150. “Running is kind of like coffee. The first time you drink it you might not like it. It’s bitter and leaves a bad taste in your mouth but you kind of like the way it makes you feel. However, after a few times, it starts to taste better and then all of a sudden you’re hooked and it’s the new best part of waking up. ” — Amy Hastings


151. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ” ~ Lou Holtz


152. You can say, 'I have finished. There is a lot of 


153. “Good things come slow, especially in distance running. ”


154. “Ethiopia is such a great country, beautiful place. ” — Flea


155.  “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far… There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. ” — John Bingham


156. “There is no country in the world with the diversity, confidence and talent and black pride like Nigeria. ” — Binyavanga Wainaina


157. “Cross country will test your will, your courage, and ultimately your discipline. ” — Nick Steele


158. You Can Do It


159. When I'm working 16-hour days and I can't work out, I get angry very easily. It's because I'm missing all those good endorphins. For me, exercise equals happiness. — Heather Morris


160. “I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves. ” — Henry Kissinger


161. A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything. — Unknown


162. ”Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. ”—Julie Isphording


163. “When you run your own race do not worry about the next person's pace, mind yours, after all this is your own race not theirs.” 


164. “Be so good they can't ignore you. ” — Steve Martin


165. I’ve got 99 problems, so I went on a run to ignore them all. — Unknown


166. “I love controlling a race, chewing up an opponent. Let’s get down and dirty. Let’s fight it out. It’s raw, animalistic, with no one to rely on but yourself. There’s no better feeling than that. ”


167. “I prayed for cross-country to go away. ” · 2. “Cross-country track, greyhound bus ride. ” · 3. “ 


168. “We may disagree among ourselves, but let us never lose sight of that greater battle for one people, one country, one Philippines. ” — Gloria Macapagal Arroyo


169.  “Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run. ”—Jumbo Elliot


170. “The most common reason why cross-country runners don’t achieve their goal is that they get injured. ” — Jeff Galloway


171. “Cross Country Runners do it in the woods. ”


172. When the Sun Comes Up, You’d Better Be Running


173. “Cross country is a mental sport and we’re all insane. ” — Unknown


174. “You were born to run; run the race. ”


175. “I believe that the Good Lord gave us a finite number of heartbeats and I’m damned if I’m going to use up mine running up and down a street. ” – Neil Armstrong


176. “Crosswords, cross birds, I cross country with a couple of those. ” —Pusha T


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178. “I think you should take the bike on a cross-country trip. It’s something you’ve always wanted to do. ” — Andrew W. Marlowe


179. “Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. ”


180. “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever put my body through, but for me, running is a mental game. I’ve learned that if I can convince myself to just keep putting one foot in front of the other, then I can run as far as I want to. ” — Chip Gaines


181. As we run, we become. — Amby Burfoot


182. “Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys…It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. It’s the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. 


183. – Mike Koskei – Kenyan XC Coach. We told our guys to 


184. “Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. ” — Antonio Guterres


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186. “The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty. ” — Lyndon B. Johnson


187. “The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It’s a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you’re nothing but hoof prints. ” — Ed Eyestone


188. “I think South Africa has shown it can host such a big event as the World Cup, so why not hold the Olympics at some point in Africa? Maybe not just in one country but in a host of countries. ” — Jochen Zeitz


189. “Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. ”


190. “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. . . There is no test to pass, 


191. —Dean Karnazes, ultramarathon runner. Every race is a question, 


192.  “Sport is about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute – Sport, like all life, is about taking risks. ”-Sir Roger Bannister


193. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. ” — Ronald Rook


194. “What I’ve learned from running is that the time to push hard is when you’re hurting like crazy and you want to give up. Success is often just around the corner. ”


195. “It’s a great country, where anybody can grow up to be president… except me. ” — Barry Goldwater


196. Learn How to Lose


197. “It started to become what I looked forward to most; it was the only time I got to be in my own head. — Rob Riggle


198. “Our country was founded by geniuses, but it’s being run by idiots. ” — John Kennedy


199. “On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag. ” — Alexander Henry


200. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” — Aristotle


201. “I feel like when I am running, it not only helps change me physically, it also improves my state of mind. — Derek Hough


202.  “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature. ”


203. “I loved cross country right from the start. I loved the open territory and going the distance. ” — Bill Rodgers


204. “If we had a drug that did what exercise did, it would be the biggest revolution ever and would be promoted all over the world. And all you have to do is go out for a run. ”— Greg Wells, Ph. D


205. Running is great for your body. It will increase your energy levels and helps you to clear your mind. — Heidi Klum


206.  Marathon Training Plans


207. “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. ”


208. “Life is a marathon, and the finish line is right before you. You have to keep running. ”


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210. “You know you are on the right path when you don't agree with everything the masses say.” 


211. · “I didn't feel like running today


212. “In a global world, what happens within one country can all too easily affect others. ” — Richard N. Haass


213. “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. ” — Franklin D. Roosevelt


214. All great achievements require time. — Maya Angelou


215. “Number one is just to gain a passion for running. To love the morning, the trail, and the pace on the track. And if some kid gets good at it, that’s cool too. ”–Pat Tyson, Track and Cross Country Coach


216. “The five S’s of sports training are Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill, and Spirit; but the greatest of these is Spirit. ”-Ken Doherty


217. Don't dream of winning, train for it!


218. “Cross country begins where the pavement ends. ”


219. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. ” ~ John Bingham


220. “As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. ” — Virginia Woolf


221. “Forever is composed of nows.” 


222. “Cross Country is like poker. You have to be holding five good cards all the time. ” — Rollie Geiger


223. “Running has always been a relief and a sanctuary—something that makes me feel good, both physically and mentally. For me, it’s not so much about the health benefits. Those are great, but I believe that the best thing about running is the joy it brings to life. ” — Kara Goucher


224. “The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns. ” — William Shakespeare


225. “If people are given a chance to experience life in more than one country, they will hate a little less. It’s not a miracle potion, but little by little you can solve problems in the basement of a country, not on the surface. ” — Marjane Satrapi


226. Never Give Up


227. “Harvard was the first college to introduce cross-country as a training event for track and field in 1880. ” — Skye Arthur-Banning


228. “Over the river and through the woods…and hills and more woods, and another river, and more hills. ”


229. “I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ”


230. “I believe that a strong man makes a strong country. ” — Jair Bolsonaro


231. “Try to reach your limits and go further beyond in cross country skiing. ”


232. “Running cross country is the closest man will ever get to flying. ”


233. “It’s when we care for each other – choosing inclusion and love over division and hatred – that this great country is at its greatest. ” — Tulsi Gabbard


234. “Cross country skiing is great if you live in a small country. ” — Steven Wright 


235. “Been cross country a time or two and look at it now, it’s just like new. ” — Wynonna Judd


236. “If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. . . There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run. ”


237. “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ”


238. “Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you’re going to while away the years, it’s far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive than in a fog, and I believe running helps you do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life.”


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240. “In cross-country skiing, athletes propel themselves over distances of ten and twenty miles – a physical challenge that places intense demands on the ability of their red blood cells to deliver oxygen to their muscles. ” — Malcolm Gladwell


241. “Nothing, not even pain, lasts forever. If I can just keep putting one foot in front of the other, I will eventually get to the end. ” — Kim Cowart


242. “One thing about racing is that it hurts. You better accept that from the beginning or you’re not going anywhere. ”


243. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ”


244. “Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country. ” — David Hilbert


245. “My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. ” ― Milton Berle


246. “Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. ”-Dan Gable


247. “In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did. ”


248. “Don't be afraid to fail. It's not the end of the world and in many ways, it's the first step toward learning something better and getting better at it. — Jon Hamm


249. “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle. ”


250. Running is the quickest endorphin hit I can get. I like to do it really early in the morning, before everyone gets up. It gives me a clear head and sort of resets the clock. It’s like, 'OK, I got that out of the way. Now I can deal with people.' — Julie Bowen


251. “I found I could also be good at cross country. I don’t think my running style has anything to do with it. If you have speed and your body feels good, you can do any distance. ” — Catherine Ndereba


252. “All it takes is all you’ve got. ”


253. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”


254.  “The long run is what puts the tiger in the cat. ”-Bill Squires


255. “I’m wasted on cross-country! We Dwarves are natural sprinters, very dangerous over short distances. ” — J. R. R. Tolkien


256. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ’” — Muhammad Ali


257. “My sport is your sport’s punishment. ”


258.  “For something to hurt that bad, and feel so good, it’s just inexplicable. ”–Adam Goucher


259. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. — Eminem


260. “We have a great country, we are a great nation – let us trust in it. ” — Felipe VI of Spain


261. The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.


262. “To describe the agony of a marathon to someone who's never run it is like trying to explain color to someone who was born blind. ”


263. “Most of the people who are striving to be great often compare the demands of their goal with those of that of people who are striving to remain average.” 


264. “The only failure is not to try. — George Clooney


265. No marathon gets easier later. The halfway point only marks the end of the beginning.


266. “In the city that the wolf enters, enemies will be close by. An alien force will sack a great country. Allies will cross the mountains and the borders. ” — Nostradamus


267. “If you’ve never had a bad day running, you’re probably doing something wrong. If you’ve never had a good day running, you’re definitely doing something wrong. ”— Mark Remy


268. “We told our guys to hold on for 30 minutes of agony for 12 months of glory. ”


269. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. ”


270. “If I continue to set goals and accomplish those goals, that means I’m doing something right. — Kevin Hart


271. “I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road… all tongues and all prayers belong to me. But I belong to none of them. ” — Amin Maalouf


272. Have Courage


273. “Every season I have to go cross country skiing —- I cannot live without it. ”


274. “Is bankrupting this great country the top priority of this administration?” — Corrine Brown


275. “Don’t let anyone tell you what to do; just run and prove. ”


276. “I woke up on my birthday and said, ‘I want to run 10 miles. ’ I just wanted to see if I could run double-digit mileage. — Sterling K. Brown


277. Every marathon I ran, I knew I had a faster one in me. — Dick Beardsley


278. “Go in any direction. . . seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs. ”


279. Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. — Steve Jobs


280.  WEB.  WWW.ALBERTCARUANA.BLOGSPOT.COM


281. “There is no time to think about how much I hurt; there is only time to run. ”


282. “Don’t look back…you’re not going that way. ”


283. “I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential. ” — Ratan Tata


284. For me, working out is a form of therapy, it's cathartic for me, it's a good stress reliever. I know that when I go to the gym I am taking care of myself and I know I’ll feel so much better afterwards. — Bob Harper


285. Run often. Run long. But never outrun your joy of running. — Julie Isphording


286. “Whoever established the high road and how high it should be should be fired. — Sandra Bullock


287. . Amazon Advertising


288. 108 Pages . 100 Pages 


289. “Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. ” — George Burns


290. If you have a body, you are an athlete. — Bill Bowerman


291. “Embrace the mud. The dirt. The grit. ”


292. Coming back to running after a few weeks off is really tough. It’s humbling. Nothing wrong with a large dose of humility. — Davina McCall


293. “It is true that speed kills. In distance running, it kills anyone who does not have it. ”


294. “Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. ” — Marquis De Lafayette


295. “The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back. ” — Franklin P. Jones


296. You ARE a Runner


297. “You’re already (or more than) halfway there, stay focused to the finish!”


298. “The more you run, the more you can find yourself”


299. “Enter with the torch in the stadium. 80,000 people screaming. I was waiting downstairs for the start for 10 hours; I was so tired with the torch. I give the torch to the combined ski cross country that they win gold in Lillehammer in 1994. ” — Alberto Tomba


300. “A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government. ” — Edward Abbey


301. “I’m all about breaking mental boundaries, and training for a marathon falls right into the Jedi mind-training I need. — Alicia Keys


302. “Anyone Can Run 100 Meters. It’s The Next 2900, 3900, or 4900 that count!”


303. “The most exciting sport in France, however, is cross country bicycle racing. ” — James A. FitzPatrick


304. Adopt a Healthy Philosophy


305. “The Faster You Run, The Quicker You’re Done. ”


306. “Cross Country — Finally a practical use for golf courses. ”


307. “You run marathons, I watch them on Netflix.”


308. “Cross Country: No half times, no time outs, no substitutions. It must be the only true sport. ”


309. “Cross-country track, greyhound bus ride. ” — Snoop Dog


310. “If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother, and the teacher. ” — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


311. net Track and Field SuperClinic Satu


312. “Wear running shoes, and don’t forget the cross country race. ”


313. I never listen to music when I run – I listen to the beat of my heart. I like to feel the blood pumping in my veins. If I’m running for a long time, I take my hydration pack. I like to disappear up a mountain or into the woods and come back two hours later. — Fred Sirieux


314. “For something to hurt that bad, and feel so good, it’s just inexplicable. ”


315. It's no fun to sit down and talk about what exercise has to do with life... go drip that sweat, run until we're fatigued, to where the mind can't ponder the past or the future, well, then you've got something... It's fun to feel healthy, and it's fun to feel good. — Matthew McConaughey


316.  “Somewhere in the world, someone is training when you are not. When you race him, he will win. ” — Tom Fleming


317. “Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character. ” ~ Alan Armstrong


318. “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.”


319. I really love going places without a map. When I went running in Paris, I headed for a monument or a statue that I could see off in the distance. To get back where I started, I simply used the GPS on my phone. — Brooklyn Decker


320. I've failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. — Michael Jordan


321. “The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. ”


322. “Sweat cleanses from the inside. It comes from places a shower will never reach. ” ~ George A. Sheehan


323. Act like a horse. Be dumb. Just run.


324. “My whole feeling in terms of racing is that you have to be very bold. ”-Bill Rod


325. There's a great empowerment that I get from running, not only from the endorphins . . . Being a runner, to me, has made being depressed impossible. If ever I'm going through something emotional and just go outside for a run, you can rest assured that I'll come back with clarity and empowerment. — Alanis Morissette


326. Do Your Best Today


327. “Don’t just run; race against yourself. ”


328. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. ” — Martin Luther King, Jr


329. “Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch. ” — Orson Welles


330. “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature. ”


331. “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. ” — Jesse Owens


332. “Eat, run cross country, sleep, repeat. ”


333. “If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don't spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. ”


334. Running is the basis of all the training that I do...it's like an escape. — Ellie Goulding


335. If you still look cute after working out, you didn't go hard enough. — Unknown


336. “Sport is about adapting to the unexpected and being able to modify plans at the last minute – Sport, like all life, is about taking risks. ”


337. “The trail is for biking, walking, cross country skiing, and horseback riding. ” — Rex Riffle


338. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ”


339. . Experienced Pros


340. “Running a marathon is not a question of whether it will be painful, but when it will be painful. It does help to have a sense of humor, but I’m also respectful of the race. ” — Will Ferrell


341. “Cross Country is one hill of a sport. ”


342. . Find, attract, and


343. When you have the running spirit, you look forward to life. I firmly believe that I wouldn't have lived as long or as happily as I have without running.


344. “My cross-country shoes have more miles than your car. ” — Hal Higdon


345. “Cross-country skiing is great if you live in a small country. ” — Steven Wright


346. . . I love running cross country.


347. “You know you are a cross country runner when your shoes have more mileage than your car. ” — Wilbert Gilbry


348. “Cross country runners sacrifice activities to study and run. In the process, hidden sources of strength, creativity, and confidence are discovered which are applied to everything else in their lives. ” — Jeff Galloway


349. “I love controlling a race, chewing up an opponent… It’s raw, animalistic, with no one to rely on but yourself. There’s no better feeling than that. ” — Adam Goucher


350. “Looking good!”


351. “School cross country runs started because the rugby pitches were flooded. There was an alternative: extra studying. This meant there were plenty of runners on sports afternoons


352. “In this great country, we celebrate success. We don’t want to penalize those who have done well. ” — Kamala Harris


353. Running is a lot like life. Only 10 percent of it is exciting. 90 percent of it is slog and drudge. — Dave Bedford


354. “Keep your cadence quick! Use your arms to pump you up the hill!”


355. “The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature. ” — Lynn Jennings


356. “I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. ” — Alexis De Tocqueville


357. I’m most nervous about everybody making fun of the way I run' Lawrence said, 'I do, like, karate hands. Instead of running with my hands closed together like a normal person. It’s like I’m trying to be aerodynamic or something, so my hands are straight like razors.' — Jennifer Lawrence


358. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing the things people say we cannot do. ”


359. I love running cross country... on a track I feel like a hamster.


360. “When you put yourself on the line in a race and expose yourself to the unknown, you learn things about yourself that are very exciting. ”


361. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. ” — John Bingham, No Need for Speed: A Beginner’s Guide to the Joy of Running


362. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. — Mahatma Gandhi


363. “Jogging is very beneficial. It’s good for your legs and your feet. It’s also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed. ” ― Charles M. Schultz


364. “Cross-country is my first great love in running. Like anyone’s first love, I remember it with great sentimentality. ” — Hal Higdon


365. Step one to running a marathon: You run. There is no step two. — Barney Stinson


366. Don't dream of winning, train for it! — Mo Farah


367. “Nice pace! Stay strong!”


368. “Cross country was something that started off as a punishment from my father for low grades. I guess he didn’t realize it would take off so well. It gave me something to do with my free time and it taught me to be accountable. ” — A. J. Ellison


369. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle,


370. “When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening anymore.” 


371. Any race you can walk away from is a bad race


372. “Running is a great way to stay healthy, fit, and have fun. But sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which. ”


373. Small DIY Running Log Notebook . Small DIY Running Log Notebook 


374. “Don’t be a jogger, they’re the one’s who find dead bodies.  — Amanda Brooks


375. “We told our guys to hold on for 30 minutes of agony for 12 months of glory. That’s the essence of cross country. ” — John McDonnell


376. A Minute Isn’t a Long Time


377. To me, sweat is workout bliss. — Brooke Burke-Charvet


378. “It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. ”


379. “Just stick with it. What seems hard now will one day be your warm-up” — Unknown


380. “It’s a great privilege and an honour to have the experiences and opportunities that I do to meet extraordinary Australians right across our country who share a great generosity of spirit. ” — Quentin Bryce


381. “When your legs can’t run anymore, run with your heart. ”


382. “Running is the classical road to self-consciousness, self-awareness, and self-reliance. ” — Noel Carroll


383. Embrace the Ups…and Downs


384. Just shut up and run.


385. “Date a track runner… all other athletes are just players. ”


386. “God made the country, and man made the town. ” — William Cowper


387. . Happiness Guarantee


388. “What I want is to be number one. ” — Steve Prefontaine


389. “Success is not a 100-yard dash. It’s more like a cross-country run. ” —Romeo Marrishaw


390. “A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything. ”


391. “As cross-country skiers, we tend to be a bit fanatical, because it’s our own energy that makes you go. ” — Dean Glaze


392. “Cross Country is like poker. · 2. “The start of a World Cross Country event is 


393. “Eat, run cross country, sleep, repeat”


394. “Running cross country is the closest man will ever get to flying. ” — Joseph Vanderstel


395. “No country is free unless it is democratic. ” — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk


396. Just keep moving. Someone said this to me a long time ago. It's a Buddhist saying, I think: 'There is no wasted effort.' — Lauren Graham


397. “Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ”  — Steve Prefontaine


398. [Working out] really did make me feel better and kind of saved me. It gave me a bit of sanity . . . I'm serious about my exercise. I don't just doodle around. I see people at the gym talking on their cell phones. If they think their bodies are really going to change . . . I mean, you've got to put in the effort! — LeAnn Rimes


399. There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.


400. “The long run puts the tiger in the cat. ” ~ Bill Squires


401. “Something happens to me when I run. People think it’s crazy when I say it. All of my ideas come in when I run. That is my time where it’s just me, where I get to create. ” — Theo Rossi


402. “There are times when I feel lazy and just want to stay in bed all day, but I know that working out is the best way to get those endorphins going, which will make me feel better emotionally and physically. ” — Heather Locklear


403. “In my junior year in 1957, the cross-country runners were issued canvas shoes with thin, hard soles that had no cushioning, no lateral support, and almost no heel-they were what a later generation call minimalist. ” — Ed Ayres


404. “Some of the people who are showing off their speed are headed in the wrong direction.” 


405. How do you know if someone ran a marathon? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. — Jimmy Fallon


406. Put in the Work


407. “This is the greatest country under the sun. But we must not let our love of country, our patriotic loyalty, cause us to abate one whit in our protest against wrong and injustice. ” — Madam C. J. Walker


408. Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.”— Dean Karnazes


409. “Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in. ” — Mario Lopez


410. “We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. ” — Will Rogers


411. “One of the first lessons running teaches us about success in athletics and in life is that there is no one else. No one else can do your workouts for you. ”


412. “There are clubs you can’t belong to, neighbors you can’t live in, schools you can’t get into, but the roads are always open. ”— NIKE


413. “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. ”


414. “Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ” — Unknown


415. “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it. ”


416. “I run like a girl. Try to keep up!”


417. “The start of a World Cross Country event is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. It’s a thrill if you keep up, but one slip and you’re nothing but hoof prints. ”


418. “The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.”


419. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ”-Confucius


420. “Running taught me valuable lessons. · 2. “The start of a World Cross Countryevent is like riding a horse in the middle of a buffalo stampede. · 3. “The 


421. I am 100 percent convinced that working out is part of what makes me so happy. — Jennifer Lopez


422. There are many challenges to long-distance running, but one of the greatest is the question of where to put one’s house keys. — Gabrielle Zevin


423. “Cross-country I can handle. But downhill it was total terror all the way. I have a feeling I’m gonna regret this tomorrow. ” — Peter S. Fischer


424.  10 Runner Gift Ideas


425. “I’m traveling cross-country taking Polaroid pictures of people walking other people’s dogs. It’s pretty hard to tell, but I didn’t become an artist because it was easy. ” — Seth MacFarlane


426. “You know you run cross country when  you are freakishly good at estimating distances. ” — Unknown


427. There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner. — Dean Karnazes


428. “Don’t just follow your dreams, run after them”


429. “I love controlling a race, chewing up an opponent. . . It’s raw, animalistic, with no one to rely on but yourself. There’s no better feeling than that. ”


430. “Keep it up!”


431. Lined Paper . Lined Paper 


432. “If you want to become the best runner you can be, start now. Don’t spend the rest of your life wondering if you can do it. ” ~ Priscilla Welch


433. “Cross-country runners do it in the woods. ” — Hal Higdon


434. If you're not injured, you're not training hard enough


435. “The five S’s of sports training are Stamina, Speed, Strength, Skill, and Spirit; but the greatest of these is Spirit. ”


436. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”


437. “In the beginning of cross-country travel by car, the thing that was almost as common as cars driving cross-country was cross-country road memoirs. ” — Hal Higdon


438. “It’s not about your time; it’s about your ability to push hard while keeping your balance. ”


439. “It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running. ” ~ Abe Gubegna


440. “In a world of give and take, give what it takes. There is no bench in cross-country. ” — Hal Higdon


441. “When you win, say nothing.  When you lose, say less. ” — Paul Brown


442. “No Excuse, Just Produce”


443. “This isn’t like a book club book – you have to finish it!”


444. “I don’t run to add days to my life, I run to add life to my days. ”


445. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it


446. “The advice I have for beginners is the same philosophy that I have for runners of all levels of experience and ability: consistency, a sane approach, moderation, and making your running an enjoyable, rather than dreaded, part of your life.” 


447. I always run without music. Being disconnected is what I'm addicted to more than anything. There aren't many places where you can be without your phone and computer. I've started to crave and enjoy that time alone. — Christy Turlington


448. “For a sprinter the thrill is going fast, but for a distance runner it is the journey in between the start and the end. ”


449. “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.”


450. Things that hurt, instruct. — Benjamin Franklin


451. I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty. — Wendy Liebman


452. “Where the pavement ends, cross country begins. ”


453. I love running but I think you have to find a workout routine that really speaks to you beyond trying to get goals for your body. For me, running, I need it as much for my head and to clear my head as I do for keeping in shape. — Meghan Markle


454. “The UN’s unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries. ” — Atal Bihari Vajpayee


455. Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle. — Cher


456. “The U. N. had such lofty goals to eliminate poverty and stop war and cure diseases and help refugees – things that no one country could do. ” — Ted Turner

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